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Can I Claim Spousal Benefits Even If I'm Divorced?

My husband if 34 years reach age 63 this year I'm unable to work can I claim spousal benefits even if wedivorced vced

Hi. If you were married to your husband for at least 10 years and if you've been divorced for at least 2 years or if your ex-spouse is collecting Social Security retirement or disability benefits, then you may be able to qualify for divorced spousal benefits if you are at least age 62. You can't qualify for divorced spousal benefits on the account of a living ex-spouse prior to age 62 even if you are disabled (

Best, Jerry

Jul 18 2022 - 4:10pm
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