How Can I Find Out If My Ex-Husband's Benefits Are Higher Than Mine?

Aug 23 2017 - 7:18am

How can I find out if my ex-husbands benefits are higher than mine? I am 64 and 2 months. He'll be 64 in December. He lives out of state, GA or NC, I believe. I know his social and DOB. We were married for 13 years.

Hi,

Unless he's willing to tell you, you would likely have to ask Social Security. They can't tell you how much he receives due to the privacy act, but they should be able to tell you if you could potentially qualify for divorced spousal benefits, and if so how much.

Since you were born prior to January 2 1954, your best strategy may be to file just for divorced spousal benefits only at full retirement age and then switch to your own record at age 70. To explore all of your options and determine your best strategy, you may want to consider using the maximization software available on this website.

Best, Jerry