Divorced Spousal Benefits

Do I Have To Wait Until My Ex-Husband Is 62 To File For Benefits On His Record?

Ex husband will be 59 in Nov. I will be 65 in October of this year. We were divorced in 2007. I know I am entitles to his soc. sec. Do I have to wait until he is 62 or can I draw his when I take full retirement at 66 next year. If I take early retirement at 65 can I draw his also.


Your ex would have to be at least age 62 or drawing Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits in order for you to potentially qualify for divorced spousal benefits on his record.

Can I Collect Social Security From A Prior Spouse If I Remarried At Age 58?

Can I collect social security from a prior spouse, if I remarried when I was 58?

Can social security collect student debt from my social security benefit?


You couldn't qualify for either divorced spousal benefits or surviving divorced spousal benefits if you remarried at age 58 and your marriage is continuing. However, if you were already drawing disability benefits as a surviving divorced spouse when you remarried at age 58, the remarriage wouldn't terminate your benefits.

Is It True That I Could Get Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Disability Record Now That I'm Age 50?

Hi Jerry were both on social security disability hes been on it for years I worked our whole marriage and then for the last 7 years I've been on it he was on it for the whole 20 years I was married to him. We have been divorced for 3 years but I've been separated from him for the last 8 years. My son just turned 18 so I get no more benefits for here my loss to $800 a month some only receiving 872 and really struggling.

Can I Claim As A Divorced Spouse At 62 If My Ex-Spouse Is Also 62?

I am on SSDi. I wish to get off it as i want to leave the states and i am not a citizen. Can i claim as divorced spouse at 62 if spouse is also 62?


You couldn't voluntarily quit drawing Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits and draw divorced spousal benefits instead, nor would that necessarily enable you to receive your benefits outside of the U.S. You could theoretically switch to drawing regular Social Security retirement benefits instead of SSDI, but that would likely just cut your net benefit rate by around 25%.

When Can I Start Collecting Social Security Benefits?

I am 53 years old and on Social Security disability. (My checks are very low.) I was married to my first husband, currently age 54, for 10 years. I then remarried a man who is soon to be 61. We are separating after 6.5 years of marriage, but not divorcing,, primarily because I need medical coverage. My first husband has a higher income than my second husband's, so I foresee my first husband's Social Security benefit will be higher than my second husband's. Would it be beneficial for me to divorce my second husband, and when?

Will Entering Into A Domestic Partnership Prevent Me From Being Eligible For Divorced Spousal Benefits?

I’m 62 and divorced for 12 years now after 25 years of marriage. My x husbands SS is 2400:00 per month he is at FRA. Mine at FRA is $800.00 at 66 and 2 months. Can I enter into a legal domestic partnership with my boyfriend in California (which requires filing a joint tax return) and be able to collect on my x-husbands benefit at my RFA? My boyfriend has no SS benefits nor will he have any. I am very much am in need of the extra $400.00 a month I will receive from my x husbands ecord.

Can I Collect On My Ex-Wife's Record In Addition To My SSDI?

Reading your book "Get What's Yours" and have found it to be very informative but cannot fully understand the question I have.
I am 65 years of age and have been on SS Disability for 6 years and am aware that it will convert over to regular SS FRA next year(Jan). I was reading about spousal benefits for exe's and under the section for disability it said there were different rules. My ex and I were married for 12 years divorcing in 1998. She is 9 years my junior,56 yrs old, and as far as I know still alive and employed.