Divorced Spousal Benefits

What Are My Options For Collecting Auxiliary Benefits Now?

I was born in 1956 and I am 64 now. I have been divorced after being married over 10 years and i am
unmarried. My ex spouse is 63 and has been on SSDI . What are my options for collecting auxilliary benefits now versus waiting until full retirement, and how does each choice effect benefits in the present and going forward.
What happens in either case to the auxillary benefit if I wait to collect at 70. What happens
to my auxillary benefit if she does the same when she turns 65?


Will The Amount Of My Divorced Spousal Benefit Double If My Ex Dies Before Me?

Hi Larry..

I'll be claiming Social Security on my EX-spouse's work record (I stayed home with the kids) when I reach my FRA at age 67. My question pertains to SURVIVOR benefits:

I will receive only HALF of his monthly benefit amount at my FRA. As his EX-spouse, will this amount double ("100% of the deceased's FULL BENEFIT RATE ") in the event I survive him?

Thank you kindly.


Is What I Was Told By Social Security Correct?

Hi Larry, I'm 67 divorced more than 10 years. My ex is 65; he works and is not collecting SS.
I want to wait till 70 to maximize my benefits and want to collect on his.
According to the SS website "if your ex-spouse has not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, you can receive benefits on their record if you have been divorced for at least two years". I went to SS to apply and they told me that because he's not "collecting" benefits I can't tap into his benefits. Is that correct? Thank you.


Can I Collect On My Ex-Husband's SS Before Age 62 Due To Disability?

I am currently collecting SSDI..i am 60. Can i collect on my ex husband SS before 62 yrs of age due to my disability ? We were married 20 yrs..divorced for 19


No, not if your ex is still living. You must be at least age 62 to be eligible for divorced spousal benefits on a living ex's record, regardless of whether or not you're disabled. And, if you qualify for and start drawing divorced spousal benefits prior to your full retirement age (FRA) your benefit rate will be reduced for age even if you're disabled.

Do The Divorced Spouse Rules Change From Age 62 To Age 66?

Six years ago when I first turned 62 I called the SSA to see if I could file for benefits based on my ex-wife’s work record. We were married for more than 10 years and divorced for 17 years. My ex-wife was also 62. I was told that I could not collect benefits. I believe the reason given was that it was because my benefit was greater than hers.

Could I Claim Benefits Under My Ex-Husband?


I am currenty applying for disability. I was married for 9 years and 10 months, so I do not qualify to file for benefits under the 10 year mark. However, I do have evidence that we lived together for 4 years prior to the marriage, such as the taxes and my oldest son birth certificate. We never entered into a common law agreement since in PR that is not valid. Would it be possible to provide proof and be able to claim benefits under my ex husband?


Is It Correct That My Friend Can't Draw Benefits On Her Second Husband's Record Because She Married Prior To A Certain Age?

Hi Larry,
A friend divorced her first husband after 10 years and remarried at 63. She divorced recently and her second marriage lasted also more than 10 years. She is currently receiving SS on the first husband and would like to apply for benefits of the second husband as the benefits will be higher. However, she was told by SS that she is ineligible to receive benefits on the second husband because "she was not of SS age when she married her second husband"... Is that correct? All information we can find online says she should be eligible.
Thank you!

Would My Boyfriend's Ex-Wife Be Able To Get Any Of His Social Security If I Marry Him?

Hi Larry, I've been with my boyfriend 19 years now, he was married before he meant me for 19 years and has been divorced for 19 years . My question is, if I marry him will his ex wife be able to get any of his social security benefits/ retirement? Or would i be able to ( I guess you would say draw off of it)?