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No, it doesn't mean that. Surviving divorced spouse's benefits belong to the surviving divorced spouse. That's not a property interest your ex could claim as belonging to him. Therefore, you're not waiving any interest in it. You're also not waiving any divorced spousal benefits that you're entitled to during your spouse's lifetime, because that's a property interest belonging to the spouse, not the primary earner. You may be able to claim benefits on your ex-husband's record when you reach retirement age, if he is also retirement age and 1/2 of his benefit is more than what you would get on your own earnings record. You must've been married at least 10 years to claim that benefit.
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