Divorced Spousal Benefits

Can I Get Benefits On My Ex-Spouse's Record If I Remarried After Becoming Disabled?

Dear Larry,
I was married for over 25 years when I became disabled. I was under age 50 at that time. I was divorced, remained single for a number years, and remarried 6 years ago. My ex-husband is approaching retirement age. I have read that that if I became disabled before age 50 I could draw on my ex's social security if it was higher than mine, even if I remarried. Do you have a definitive answer? I appreciate any help you can give me.
Thank you,
Robin

Hi Robin,

Will My Social Security Go Up When My Ex-Wife Starts Receiving Benefits?

iam 66 and started my ss retirement in july.i was married for18 years.my ex wife is 53yrs.when she starts receiving her ss retirement will my benefit increase?

Hi,

If you do qualify for divorced spousal benefits when your wife files for her benefits, you wouldn't start getting them automatically. You would need to file a claim in order to potentially become entitled to divorced spousal benefits. And, you will only qualify for divorced spousal benefits if 50% of your ex-wife's full retirement age rate (PIA) is higher than your own PIA.

Can My Husband And I Still Receive Divorced Spousal Benefits?

Dear Larry, My current husband and I have been married for 4 years and are both eligible for ex-spousal SS benefits as of March 2018. My question is under the rule, RS 00202.045 Remarriage of a Divorced Spouse - Policy is it necessary for us to divorce each other in order to qualify for the ex-spousal benefit or will the Social Security Administration make an exception since we are both entitled to that benefit? If it is necessary we will divorce now and remarry at a later time ashe difference in benefit amounts is substantial. Thanks for all of your help. Linda

Can I Qualify For Benefits On Either Of My Ex's Records?

I am getting ready to turn 60 I know I can't draw till at least 62. I was married twice to the same guy. Those marriages lasted Less Than 3 years each (approximately 6 yrs total.) I remarried, that marriage lasted less than 4 years. I've never remarried. When I turn 62 can I draw on either one of my husband's Social Security? right now they are both alive but I think they are disabled I'm not sure how would I find that out. Please help. Thank you for your time.

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How Would A Remarriage Affect My Benefits?

If I remarry, could that lower the amount of my social security retirement check, as compared to if I remained single? Does my age at the time of remarrying, also affect my benefit amount? I am 59, my ex spouse worked and earned less than I did during the course of our 20 year marriage, and my current boyfriend has been steadily employed his entire adult life and makes about twice as much as I do. Lastly, would my ex spouse benefit in any way from my remarrying?

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When Can I Apply For Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Record?

Hi Larry I was married from July 1995. To november of 2007.. I was in an abusive marriage and divorced however in December 2007 I got brain disease and tumors.. I was a stay at home mother most of the time but was on my way to earning my nursing degree.. 3 months shy and was working as a student nurse when this happened as a result of seizures from brain disease I can't work and have been collecting social security disability benefits around 990 per month.since 2008 or 2009. I have never remarried ... My ex husband is 5 years younger than me..

Do I Have To Wait 2 Years After My Divorce To Receive Anything?

hi. i really need your help. i didn't apply for social security because i thought if i didn't need it why drain system! so, i waited till 70 years old- 2016 and applied for deferred spousal benefits-and same time, my husband decided divorce me. so, i got social security from july 2016 till now- and my question is...... final divorce date will be next month october 2017. even though i have been receiving benefits for year now do i have to wait 2 years after my divorce to receive anything? thanks sooo much.

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