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my ex-husband started receiving his soc. security payments

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my ex-husband started receiving his soc. security payments at age 63. He started in l993 and died in 2003. We were divorced after 26 years of marriage in 1981.
I started receiving his soc. sec. payments in 2003 when he died but before that I received
only half. People tell me I should have received the full amount of his payment at the same time he retired. Am I owed some of the retirement money? Thank you for your answer..... Martina E. Elenbaas
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Taxtom replied 5 years ago.
Hello, As a spouse or ex-spouse you receive 1/2 of his benefit or all of your benefit whichever is greater. So it was done correctly. Thanks Tom
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