Divorced Spousal Benefits

Am I Entitled To Survivor Benefits From My Ex-Husband?

My ex-husband is collecting off my social Security Benefit, he says! In our divorce I wouldn't' touch his Retirement Plan!!! Am I entitled to his Survivors Benefits?


Well, potentially. He would have to be deceased, of course, and you would have to meet all of the other requirements for surviving divorced spousal benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou3.html.

Best, Jerry

Could I Get Divorced Spousal Benefits On My First Spouse If I Divorce Again?

I got a divorce from my first wife after thirty three years. She worked most of that time. I remarried two years later and have been married for almost 10 1/2 years. If I get a divorce from my second wife, can I collect social security from my first wife? I am sixty eight years old.

Thank you.


Can I Collect On My Former Husband's Record?

I was born in Feb 1952. My former husband was born in July 1952. We were married for more than 10 years. He is still living. I have not applied for social security. Please know that my age 66 retirement benefit would be greater than the "half benefit" I would receive by collecting on my former husband. When I reach my full retirement age of 66 in Feb 2018, I would like to begin collecting on my former husband. Should I wait until my former husband reaches full retirement age in July 2018 rather than start collecting in Feb 2018?

Can I Get Benefits At Age 62 On My Ex-Spouse's Record?

Hi. I have a question im trying to find an answe to maybe you can help and thank you in advance. I turn 62 in may ex spouse turns 60 also in may. I will be divorced 2 years end in dec 2017. Can i take early retirement at 62 based on spousal benefit and delay my full retirement til 66 and 2 months or should i just take early retirement on my own. I only work part time mininum wage. Im very confused about the divorce spouse benefit and help you can give would be much appreciated. Thank you. Kar

Hi Kar,

What Kind Of Benefits Can I Receive?

I was born in 1959, my ex-husband of 19 years was born in 1955 and I don't know when he plans to start collecting his Social Security. My present husband was born in 1964 but is now on permanent disability and receives SSDI. I have been a mostly "stay at home wife and mother" so my benefits will be minimal. My ex-husband has worked consistently for most of his life paying into his SS, my present husband had not paid into his SS as much. Lastly, aside from SS my ex dropped out of the Navy after 17 years which we were married through that entire time. He also remarried.

Am I Able To Get Divorced Spouse's Benefits?

I was married 3 times. 1st marriage for 4 years, 2nd marriage for 24 years, and 3rd marriage for 8.5 months. I am not married, 61 years old, thinking about getting Social Security at 62. Am I able to get divorced spouse benefits from 2nd husband, if that amount should be more than mine? Thank you very much! Am reading your book, and still a tad confused! Mary ps should I change my last name back to my 2nd husbands to make it easier for SS?


How Do I Restrict My Application To Divorced Spousal Benefits Only?

Divorced Spousal Benefit: I will reach FRA in July 2017 (born 1951). Ex-spouse is same age. Divorced for more than two years. Married for more than 10 years. Never remarried. I intend to filed for Divorced Spousal Benefits, and to not claim benefits on my record until age 70. I have seen your various comments about the notations to make in the Remarks section, but still have some uncertainty. Questions: 1) Does application make it crystal clear that I am "suspending" my benefits? 2) Our incomes were about the same, over the same working years. Does this affect my eligibility?