Divorced Spousal Benefits

Can I Get Additional Benefits From My Husband's Record?

Hello. My husband and I separated after 32 years of marriage. I retired and started drawing SS at age 62. Ex husband is still working and not drawing. We are both 66 years of age. Divorce finalized in 2013. Can I now increase my benefits by the amount using the formula of half of my ex husbands full amount minus my present amount? I called SS and got a very quick “no” even before I could state all of the above info. Thought I’d ask a knowledgeable independent source. Thank you.

Hi,

Can I Collect On My Ex-Wife's Record If She's Age 62 And Not Yet Drawing Benefits?

I am 63 1/2 years old I collect Social Security disability my ex-wife who I was married to for 30 years been divorced now for six or seven years she just turned 62 in December can I collect on her Social Security since she will get more she is still working and plans to retire at 66 do I have to wait

Hi,

Does My Ex-Husband Have To File For His Benefits Before I Can File For Ex-Spousal Benefits?

My ex-husband turns 62 in May and I am hoping to begin collecting ex-spousal Social Security benefits at that point. I have been given conflicting statements about whether or not he needs to have filed for benefits before I can file for them. Is it necessary that my ex has filed for his SS benefits before I can file for ex-spousal benefits? (We were married for 24 years and I am not remarried.) Thank you for your help
Wendy

Hi Wendy,

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

Hi,

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.

Hi,

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.