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Divorced Spousal Benefits

Can I Get Social Security?

I was married for more than 10 years to a military member can I get socia security ?

Hi. The only way that you could get divorced spousal benefits from a living ex-spouse's record is if they are either collecting Social Security retirement or disability benefits, or if they are at least age 62. You would also need to be unmarried and be at least age 62 or have an eligible child in your care (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.03/handbook-0311.html)..

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 16:20

Can I Claim From My Ex-Spouse's Social Security Now If I'm 58 And Disabled?

Hi I am 58 and on disability, me and my ex have been divorced for 10 years but were married 23 years . My ex is 63 but we have no contact with him , he had always had a good paying job I don’t know if he is retired or not I never got any alimony from him, he just left and I divorced. I like to know if I can claim from his retirement ssa money since I am on disability and how can you please help me I never got a straight answer from anyone

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 12:30

Does My Ex-Husband Have To Be Drawing Benefits Before I Can Claim 50% Of His Benefit While Allowing Mine To Grow Until Age 70?

Larry,
Does it matter if my ex-husband is currently collecting SS benefits or not before I can file to collect 50% of his benefits and allow mine to continue to add up until 70 year’s old? He is currently 62 years old and I am 61 years old.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 07:33
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