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Divorced Spousal Benefits

When I Reach Full Retirement Age Should I Withdraw My Own Benefit And Claim Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Record?

I am 65 and have been divorced for many years after a 20 year marriage. I believe it was at 62 that I went on social security disability. When I reach my full retirement age at 66 and x months do I withdraw my own benefit and claim a benefit on my ex husband's record? He made a lot more money than I ever did.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:11

Can I Draw Off Benefits Off Of My Former Husband If I Get Divorced?

Ok my husband is in a nursing home and he does not know no one...his family came and got him he had already told me he would want to go back where he came from if he got sick..ok IAM 64 years old and I draw half of what he makes on his social security he is 68 okay my first husband which was many years ago we have a son that's all the kids I have had he makes more money I was married to him over 10 years and yes I did get remarried I was wondering being I was married to him over 10 years is there anyway I can draw off of him if I can go and get a divorce from the one I am marry

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 08:33

Can I Draw My Divorced Husband's Social Security?

I am divorced can I draw my husband's social security or do I have to wait until he is deceased

Hi. You can't draw your ex-husband's actual benefits, but you might be able to qualify for divorced spousal benefits on his record. Divorced spousal benefits can potentially be paid on the record of either a living or deceased ex-spouse, provided that you meet the requirements.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 17:27

Do I Qualify For My Ex-Spouse's Social Security?

I. Was married for 10 years got divorce remarried he remarried also I'm I qualify for his social security

Hi. The fact that your ex-spouse has remarried wouldn't have any adverse effect on your ability to qualify for divorced spousal benefits. However, you must be unmarried to potentially be able to qualify for divorced spousal benefits on the record of a living ex-spouse (

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 13:19

Can I Claim My Ex's Social Security?

My ex abandoned our marriage and his step son after 6yrs can I claim his social security

Hi. You must have been married for a minimum of 10 years to be able to qualify for divorced spousal benefits. However, if your ex is deceased and if you have a child in your care who is either under age 16 or disabled, then you may be able to qualify for surviving divorced mother's benefits if your child qualifies for child's benefits on your ex's Social Security record.

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 08:25
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