What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ohio
I divorced 3 years ago after an almost 30 year marriage. I am 53 and my ex-spouse is 54. My ex-spouse worked various part-time jobs during the marriage but has not worked for several years due to mental illness (OCD, depression). I pay approximately $4,000 per month spousal support with no specified reduction or termination, and I have been advised that it will continue until I reach retirement. This is the only source of income for my ex-spouse. I also must reimburse 50% of the cost of individual medical/dental insurance for my ex-spouse.
I have 2 questions:
1) Are Social Security Disability benefits available to my ex-spouse? If so, can these benefits be considered to reduce the amount of spousal support that I pay?
2) Are Medicare/Medicaid benefits available to my ex-spouse?