Shouldn't I Be Entitled To My Deceased Ex-Spouse's Higher Benefit Amount Instead Of Mine?
Hi Larry, I don't think I phrased my prior question correctly. I am currently drawing social security benefits based on my work record. I am in my 70s. My former spouse who I was married to for more than 10 years recently passed away. I never remarried. I am applying for divorced spousal survival benefits and since he maxed out social security contributions for almost 35 years his social security check is much higher than mine, I believe I am entitled to a benefit amount equal to his higher social security benefit in place of mine.