I am a US citizen who was a housewife for many years. My Japanese ex-husband worked in both Switzerland and Japan. Can you advise me on whether (and when) I can get social security benefits from either or both these countries – and whether that could impact the amount I am eligible for under my own SS account?
Hi. I don't know whether or not you might be eligible for benefits based on your ex-husband's earnings outside of the U.S., but if you are, it would have no effect on any U.S. Social Security benefits for which you may be eligible.