I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.
How are you today
I am fine thank you!
I am sorry to report but you would need to be married 10 full years to draw social security off your divorced spouses record
If you were not married the full 10 years then you would not be eligible for his benefits
I am truly sorry
Thank you for your quick response. I was afraid that was the answer. If I had only known back then I could have postponed the divorce for a few months.
I am very sorry. Is there anythign else I can help you with today?
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I have one more question!
I retired from my full time job in November 2012. I was making over 100,000 dollars a year. I am 63 years old. My income is now reduced to about 40,000 a year since I am working part time. How will this affect the amount I receive from social security when I turn 66?
Your benefits are based on your highest 35 years of earnings
So, if you already have 35 years of earnings then there will be no impact
unless your work now is one of your 'high years'
If it does impact your benefits, it would be minimal. No more than $50 per month.
I thought it was based on my last 5 years of service.Thank you so much for your help. You are great!
Glad to help.