Divorced Spousal Benefits

Can I Get Divorced Spousal Benefits On A Previous Ex-Spouse If I Get Divorced?

Larry, I can't get an answer. I am remarried.

If We get divorecd I am 64 can I then take my ex husbands ss. Yes we we re married 11 years. Can my husband and I re marry or sign partnership papers after the divorce? When should I start collecting? does it make a difference. I'm desperate but can't get answer's This will help my family my husband and I are desperatly hanging on.

Thank you... Joanna

Hi Joanna,

Can My Wife Get Medicare Coverage Based On My Work History?

Dear Larry,
I am now an immigrant with greencard. I plan to divorce soon. I and my wife have a marriage of more than 40 years. I have been earning SS credits since I got green card. I am 71 years old and my wife 72. I can have 40 SS credits in 2021 to meet the SS credit requirements in order to enjoy medicare as ordinary American seniors. My question is if my wife ( divorced status in 2021 ) can enjoy the medicare as I because of our 40 year marriage ?
Thank you.


Can I File For Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Record Even If He Hasn't Yet Filed?

I am almost 69, so could have started taking social security at age 66 but I was planning to take it at 70 so it would be at its max. At age 66 I looked into the idea of claiming on the basis of my ex-husband's earnings (we were married 13 years) but it looked like I could only do that if his social security benefits were higher than mine. He told me that because of the total taxed social security earnings ceiling he thought we would each get the same amount. However that ceiling in 2017 is $127,200. I'm sure he exceeded that but I didn't.

How Can I Find Out If My Ex-Husband's Benefits Are Higher Than Mine?

How can I find out if my ex-husbands benefits are higher than mine? I am 64 and 2 months. He'll be 64 in December. He lives out of state, GA or NC, I believe. I know his social and DOB. We were married for 13 years.


Unless he's willing to tell you, you would likely have to ask Social Security. They can't tell you how much he receives due to the privacy act, but they should be able to tell you if you could potentially qualify for divorced spousal benefits, and if so how much.

Should I File Now?

I have been divorced from a man I was married to for 30 years. He has just filed for ss. They called and asked if I would also like to file on him. I am 62. His amount at last report I've seen was $1350. I really want to marry a man that is 70, disabled vet and draws $1250 plus 100% disabled vet benefits. Wanting to make practical decision. Any thoughts.


Can I Get Benefits On My Husband's Record If We Were Married Nine Years And Six Months?

If I was married for 9 years and 6 months am I entitled to my husband's Social Security or his army pension disability?


I don't know about your husband's army pension, but assuming you're divorced and your divorce was final before you had been married for 10 years, you can't get divorced spousal benefits on your ex's Social Security record (https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html).

Best, Jerry

Why Can't I Get More From My Ex-Spouse?

hello filed for ssi today and was married for 18 years from 1982 to 2000 and asked them about getting half her benefits now. I filed at 62 she is 58 and the ssi office told me I would only get 5 dollars more than I get now which in my case is only 410.00 I believe she actually made more than I did how is that possible to only be 5 dollars more. they told me that you don't get half anymore.


First of all, you couldn't get divorced spousal benefits until your wife is at least age 62, unless she is receiving disability benefits.

Will Our Social Security Benefits Change Due To Divorce?

getting divorced after 40 years, we both collect ssa, she gets 1/2 of my benefits because she was not able to collect on her own. I get $2400 a month and she gets $1200. once the divorce is final, do these numbers change? can she take some of my check? all other property and accounts will be split in half and both have agreed on this. She asked if she will be able to take some of my monthly check, so I need to know. thank you