I was married to a career military officer for 10 years...1970 -1980 when we divorced. I am wondering if I am entitiled to SS benefits as I think about retiring. I am 63 years old and would like to retire soon.Pension benefits are probably not an option re: divorce agreement but I am wondering if I would be entitled to his SS benefitKathy
State/Country relating to question: Massachusetts
nothing re SS
but lawyers re pension
ANSWER:Yes, if the Marriage lasted for 120 months (10 years) or more, you may be eligible to receive Soc. Sec.benefits based on your former husband's Soc. Sec. record, provided you meet the Soc. Sec. requirements..CLICK HERE for the official word from the Social Security Administration.=====================If your question has been satisfactorily answered, please proceed to “rate” the answer and close the discussion. If you are inclined to give a less-than-positive rating, please defer doing so and instead let me know by clicking on REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION. I will then continue working on your issue and do what I can to provide you with the service you seek. Thank you.
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