Divorced Spousal Benefits

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.

Can I Collect Divorced Spousal Benefits When I Turn Age 66 And Still Work Full Time?

My birthday is 9-6-52. I am currently working full time and plan to continue so for another year. I make approximately 94,000 per year.
Can I collect divorce spousal benefits when I turn 66 and still work full time? I was married more than 10 years, and divorced more than two. My ex is currently collecting benefits on his record. Thank you


Is It True That Social Security Benefits Can Never Be Reduced?

Is it true that SS benefits paid to a person cannot ever decrease? Both my now-wife and I were receiving divorced-spousal benefits before we married. After we married, we have both continued to receive these under the POMS RS 00202.045 exception. My wife turns 70 four months before I do and will switch to her own SS retirement benefit at that time, which will have accrued DRCs.

What Should I Do Next?

independently divorced spouse benefit, approved, then denied. we divorced 12/2017, I was FRA, she was 7 months shy of FRA. I spoke to someone at SSA who said that because we were both eligible for benefits in the month before divorce, the 2-years divorced waiting period wold not apply, and received an email stating this, so I applied. 3 weeks later when I called I was told application had been approved and should receive a letter shortly.

When Can I Start Collecting Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Record?

I am 62 in September. I was married over 10 years. He is 6 years younger. Can I start collecting off him under spousal benefits? And can I start collecting when I turn 62? Or do I have to wait till he filess for social security before I can collect from him? Do I get to draw from his earning now or just the years I was married to him? Could you please explain ? Thank you , Sabrina

Hi Sabrina,

Can I Collect Anything From My Ex-Husband's Social Security?

i am collecting social security disability. I am 55yrs old. Can i collect anything from my exhusbands social security.


If your ex is living, the earliest that you could potentially qualify for divorced spousal benefits is at age 62. If your ex is deceased, then you may qualify for disabled survivor benefits now if you meet all of the requirements: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0403.html.

Best, Jerry