Divorced Spousal Benefits

Am I Entitled To Some Benefits If My Ex-Husband Is On Disability?

My ex husband has been on disability for 18 years. We were married for 12. Am I entitled to some benefits also?


Possibly, but in order to qualify for divorced spousal benefits you'd need to a) be unmarried and b) either be at least age 62 or have a child in your care who is eligible for child's benefits on your ex's record and who is disabled or under age 16.

Best, Jerry

Is My Husband's Ex-Wife Entitled To Divorced Spousal Benefits?

My husband was married previously for 10 years to a Spanish citizen. They lived in the US for 6 of the 10 years and his first wife had a green card while here. After their divorce in 1980 she returned to Spain. My husband currently takes social security benefits. Is his ex-wife entitled to divorced spousal benefits?


Is It Possible For Me To Get The Same Benefit Amount As My Ex-Husband Is Receiving?

Hi Larry, I am divorced after 23 years of marriage. I started collecting SS last year when I turned 62, my ex just applied at aged 67 and is getting almost twice what I am, is it possible for me to get the same as he is at this point? I had heard that is possible. Btw his rate is based on MY earnings record as he has either been a c-corp or gotten 1099 for 40 years. Any clarification on this issue would be helpful, thank you! Deborah

Hi Deborah,

Could I Start Drawing Benefits From My Ex's Record Now?

I was married for 28yrs before my divorce and the judge told my ex that I am the only woman to receive his retirement and I was awarded disability in 2016 and draw 772 a month, I'm 62 now also my ex is 64 and he became disabled and drawing his social security now and drawing over 2,000.00 could I start drawing from him now or do I have to wait until I'm 65? Sharon

Hi Sharon,