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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16576
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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Im getting a divorce and I didnt know if It was ok to change

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I'm getting a divorce and I didn't know if It was ok to change my name? We have been married 11yrs and I hope to draw from his SS at some point. Would it make a difference if I changed my name?

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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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No, it will not make a difference what your last name is. Your last name does not have to be the same as his to draw from his social security record

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All you will need is your marriage license, divorce decree, and your ID to file. Your name change will be in your divorce paperwork

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Feel free to change your name

Customer:

Thank you very much . It's ok if my SS has name change also?

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, perfectly okay and quite common

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I"m good -- thank you for quick response

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At what age can I draw from his SS ?

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As early as 62, if he's still living and 60 if he passes away

Customer:

Thank you -- Excellent!

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