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Divorced Spousal Benefits

Are Both Spouse's Earnings Records Used When Calculating Benefits For An Ex-Spouse?

In calculating benefits for an ex spouse; are both earnings records of the two spouses used in calculating the monthly payments , or is only one used? For example if 50% of the ex spouses benefit amount is more than the PIA on the primary claimants earnings record, is the final payment calculated based on both earnings records,( ie. .$ 400 monthly on the primary claimants record and $75 from the ex spouses earnings record, for a total of $475.)?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:07

Do I Have To Wait Until Age 62 To Get SS From My Ex-Spouse Even If I'm Disabled?

I've been on disability since 2009. My question is do I have to wait until 62 to get the ex spouse SS benefits since I'm disabled? I'm 60 now. If I live in another country, do I have to be in the US to file for it? If I understand, I can get the ex-spouse benifit OR mine,but not both? I thought a certain percentage would be added to my disability.
Thank you for your time,

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 16:08

Could My Ex-Husband Still Get Survivor Benefits From My Record If We Divorced After Living Together For Seven Years?

Dear Larry. I recently divorced my husband and we've only been living together for 7 yrs. My question is since we're divorced can he still get some of my social security income if my ssi is more than his. I worked more years than he has. He always got fired from his job and even though we're divorced, if something happens to me can he claim widows pension off of me. Thank you.

Hi. No. Neither you or your ex-husband could qualify for benefits on each other's accounts if you weren't married for at least 10 years before divorcing.

Best, Jerry

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 21:17

Will I Now Be Able To Collect Half Of My Ex's Disability Benefit Rate?

I'm collecting social security on my own working record and supplemented on my ex husband working record he applied for SSDI, when we were married and was denied several times, now he won his case and will collect a higher amount, we were married for over 10 years he is 67 years old and I' m 68 years old and we have been divorce for 4 years, can I qualify for half or his DDDI?

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:18

How Much Will I Be Able To Receive?

I am a divorcee and married to my ex spouse for 25 years. My ex spouse abused me physically and emotionally for years. He was arrested for family violence.
I did not work (employed) for about 12 years while I raised our daughter. My ex husband is still living and is 62 years old. I am 63 years old. I am hoping that I will not need to claim benefits until my full retirement age of 62 yrs and 2 months (born 12.16.1957).

What social security benefits will I be eligible for?

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 18:38
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