I'm 65 been disabled for years receiving SSI and social security early retirement when I turned 62 (I missed the filing 'date of last insured" for SSDI) I was self-employed most of my life and have a very low social security benefit. Was married over 30 years divorced for 2 in July was planning on filing for spousal benefits as my (ex)wife worked her whole life, but she just died a month before her 62nd birthday.
??? Is her social security not available to me now???
I understand that she may have been getting Medicare, she had ALS. (I didn't know she was sick.)
Divorced Widow(er) Benefits
My ex husband died a few months ago. We were married for fifteen years. He was deported and never collected his social,security. I did briefly remarry for three years. Do I qualify for spousal benefits?
Hi. If you're unmarried now or if your current marriage occurred after you reached age 60, then it sounds like you could potentially qualify for survivor benefits as early as age 60, or 50 if you're disabled. Your ex's deportation wouldn't affect your potential eligibility, assuming he was insured for Social Security benefits.
Hello. Married for 15 years. Divorced in 2004. Ex-husband died in 2009 at age 54 without ever claiming benefits. Ex would have reached FRA in February 2022 (66, 2 months). I am retired. I'm thinking of applying for survivors benefits in February/March 2022. I will be 61, 5 months in February 2022 and 61, 6 months in March 2022. My understanding: My survivor benefit will be based on ex-husband's full PIA plus any COLAs with a reduction (21.8% if collect in February 2022 and 21.4% in March 2022).
I was married to my first husband 4/10 years before we divorce. I remarried and divorce my second husband. Can I collect Social Security from my first husband who is now deceased.
My ex passed I plan on retiring at age 65 instead of 66 1/2 what percentage of survivors benefit would I receive?
Hi. The exact percentage reduction for starting surviving divorced spousal benefits early varies depending on your year of birth. If your full retirement age (FRA) is 66 1/2 and if you start drawing those benefits 18 months early, the applicable reduction would amount to roughly 7%. Or, in other words, your benefit rate would likely amount to roughly 93% of your unreduced rate.
I’m a retired school teacher with a $2,700 monthly state pension. At my full retirement SSA age of 66, I requested a spousal benefit from ex husbands account. I qualified for one but told it was $0 because of GPO.
Question. When my ex husband dies will I qualify for 100% of his PIA? With the 100% instead of 50%, the GPO should result in a benefit greater than $0.
Will I need to request the benefit or will it be paid automatically?
I started collecting my social security benefits at age 62. I was divorced and collected off my earning credits. My ex spouse just died, we had been married 18 years, and I’m trying to figure out how much more I will collect every month. Will I receive the full amount he was getting?
I have printed out the SSA-2-BK form. I am now 83 years old and my first husband to whom I was married for 30 years has died. I am still married to my second husband. I was 60 when we married. My understanding is that I can receive Soc Sec benefits off of my first husband's name now and receive more than my approximately 500.00 a month benefit.
My 3rd husband died 3Spril 2021. I'm collecting social security from my dead 4th husband. Can I get my second husband social security? We were married over 10 years.
Hi Larry, I took your advice a few years back and retired at 71. I am now 73, divorced in 1991, have not remarried. I was my former Spouse's second wife. He now has a 3rd. If he dies, am I allowed to claim his benefit if it is more than mine? ((I have not remarried) Sarah