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My husband and I are getting divorce after 23 years of marriage.

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My husband and I are getting divorce after 23 years of marriage. I have never worked outside home during our marriage. I would like to find out the estimated Spousal Social Security eligibility.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

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How are you today?

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As you have been married for over 10 years, you will qualilfy for a divorced spouse benefit provided that you do not remarry

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Your benefit will be equal to 1/2 of your ex's benefit

MyVirtualCPA :

So, you would have to ask your husband what his projected benefit will be at full retirement age, and you will get 1/2 of that.

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Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?

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If not, please rate my response as "excellent" so that I may receive credit for assisting you today

Customer :

My will-be x-husband is 60 years old now. When is his full retirement age considered since many people work over age 65 due to the type of his profession?

MyVirtualCPA :

Once he is 66 you will be eligible to draw his benefits, regardless of whether or not he is actually taking his benefit

Customer :

That would be a very helpful financial resource to me. Thank you. That also applies to me even if he still continues to work after 66?

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, that still applies to you even if he's still working at age 66

Customer :

Just wanted to make sure.

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That's great. Glad I could help. Once you are satisfied with your answer, please rate as "excellent" so that I may receive credit for assisting you today

Customer :

Yes. Thank you.

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You're welcome

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Thank you for your positive rating. Please come back and visit MyVirtualCPA for any of your tax needs. It was a pleasure working with you today.

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Category: Social Security
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