Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
Thank you for your question.
Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.
Social security may or may not be a potential option after divorce, which is likely why you keep receiving different answers.
A person, if they were married for at least 10 years, is automatically eligible for filing for the greater of her own benefits or 50% of the benefit of the ex spouse.
So if 50% of the ex spouse is more thanmy own benifits because I stayed home with the children and did not work for several years... This could help me. If one of us remarried does that change anything?
That depends on who remarried. If you remarried, then you become covered under your new spouse's benefits.
But if he remarried, it does not affect your benefits at all.
It also does not affect his benefits if you file against his benefits--he will still receive the same amount, it just you will receive your own benefit based on a percentage of his benefit.
AHHHH..... too bad. does that include all of the naval benifits??????
If those benefits were not split during the divorce, then yes,
Naval benefits are different from social security/
You can, under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, contact your state court and seek a clarification of the court order if the order was silent as to the split.
Hope that helps. But that is really not social security and more of a family law concern.
In otherwords they are his. I did not know enough to protect any of those, I was so afraid of him that I did not think of those things.
You are a big help and It looks like I need to let this go. I will as they say take on for the team...yet again.
I am sorry to hear that, truly.
I am glad that I was able to help you come to a conclusion.
That is never easy.
Please take care and please let me know if I can assist in any other way. Until then, if satisfied, please do not forget to positively rate my answers so that I can obtain credit for my work. Thank you!
I will ask for you again. Do you have any experience in Indian benifits of adopted children?
I appreciate that. As for Indian benefits, that I am afraid is beyond my expertise.
ok thank you! have a good night.
You are most welcome and please take care!