i am not divorced but we have lived seperatly for more than 5 years. i want to get my social security in january. ihave worked many years.i want my own social security. we are not legally seperated, is that going to be a problem?
No, the status of your marriage is irrelevant with regard to the Social Security retirement benefits you can receive on your own record. Before filing, you may want to consider running the maximization software available on this website in order to explore all of your filing options and determine your best strategy.