Divorced Spousal Benefits

How Can I Receive My Ex-Husband's Benefits?

Hi Larry..my question is how can I received my ex husband's benefits...we were married 10 years and I am now remarried but am considering divorcing and remarrying to receive a better benefit..I am 53 and on disability. I have heard that I need to divorce before age 60 and remarrying after 62...my husband is a citizen of another country..your help is appreciated..Thank you


Could I Be Eligible For Divorced Spousal Benefits?

My ex husband told me I might be eligable for his social security benefits now while he is still living because he has worked for the railroad now for 13 years. I remarried 15 years ago and still married.


You couldn't be eligible for divorced spousal benefits on your living ex's Social Security record if you are currently remarried to someone else. And, the only way that you could potentially qualify for survivor benefits on your ex's record if he dies before you is if you were at least age 60 when your current marriage took place.

Can I Switch From Drawing Benefits On One Divorced Husband's Record To Another One?

Can I switch SS benefits from one divorced husband to 2nd one, married 15 yrs to one & 10 Yrs to other


Potentially, yes. In some cases it's possible to file for reduced benefits on one ex's record at age 62 and then switch to unreduced benefits on the other ex's record at your full retirement age, but it all depends on your individual circumstances. Our maximization software can help you determine your best course of action.

Best, Jerry

Would I Be Entitled To SS Based On My Ex-Husband's Record?

Female - DOB June 1953
Married Sept 1989 - Divorced October 2001
Moved to the U.K. 2006 - Kept US citizenship - Have Unlimited Leave to Remain Visa
Married a British Citizen - has never worked/lived in the USA, never paid SS or USA taxes so no entitlement.
I am both nearing SS age and considering moving back to the USA
Would I be entitled to SS based on my ex-husbands


Does The Fact That My Partner Started Drawing Her Own Payments Early Limit Her Ability To Draw Divorced Spousal Benefits?

Larry, my partner, who was born in 1950, started claiming Social Security at age 62 when she separated from her husband and needed the income. Eventually, she divorced her husband and a year or so ago, was sufficiently financially secure to suspend her Social Security income with the intention of claiming it when she reaches 70. In the meantime, she would like to obtain benefits from her divorced spouse's payment record but is getting pushback from her local Social Security office.

Can My Ex Husband Be Told That I'm Drawing Benefits On His Record?

Can my x husband have access to my drawing on his social security benefits


If you are drawing divorced spousal benefits on your ex-husband's record, Social Security could disclose that fact along with your name to your ex if he asks. They could not disclose your address or any other personal information, however.

Best, Jerry

Is It True That I Can Start Drawing Divorced Spousal Benefits Before Full Retirement Age Without Any Penalty?

Hi, I will turn 66 (full retirement age) in June 2018. I am divorced and was married to ex-spouse for 35 years. I am still employed. I was told I might be able to claim 50% of my former spouse's social security (without penalty) starting January 2018 since I will reach full retirement age in 2018. Is this true? If so, how do I apply (and when do I start process)? Thanks for your assistance. It is overwhelming and I don't completely trust the answers I get from SS office. I like to go prepared before visiting them. Chris

Hi Chris,

Can I Collect On My Ex-Spouse's Record If I've Remarried?

I was married to my ex for 30 years. Divorced in 2000. I remarried at age 51, 14 years ago. I am 65. I have collected my social security since age 62. My question is can I collect from my ex’s spousal benefit social security as his is more than mine. Thank you.


No, you wouldn't qualify for divorced spousal benefits as long as your remarriage continues. However, you could potentially become eligible for benefits on your ex's record if your current marriage ends in death or divorce.

Best, Jerry