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My wife will be 62 October 14 2013 she is applying for SS but

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My wife will be 62 October 14 2013 she is applying for SS but she was told that she has to be married to me for 10 years before she can recieve 1/2 of m SS...She was divorced in 2003 and her ex has remarried, she married me in 2006 ...Why does she have to wait to recieve benefits from me, my ex spouse is dead......Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

Megan C :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

Megan C :

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Megan C :

The 10 year rule is only for ex spouse benefits....you only have to be married for 9 months to get benefits while you are currently married to someone.

Megan C :

However, if you are divorced, you can only draw a benefit off your ex spouse if you were married for at least 10 years and you are currently unmarried.

Customer:

My wife wants to draw benifits from me not her ex spouse, can she do that.

Megan C :

Yes, she can do that right now

Megan C :

She can draw off your benefits

Customer:

Do you know why she would be told that she has to wait 10 from our married date to recieve benifits off of my SS

Megan C :

The 10 year rule is only for ex spouses.

Megan C :

Perhaps someone was confused...and thought she wanted benefits off her ex.

Megan C :

But if you are currently married to someone you can draw benefits provided you have been married for 9 months

Customer:

OK, that might be possible, I will go back to the SS people with her, I hope you are rifght...I recieve 2050.00 a month, what would she get from my benifits a month...Thanks

Megan C :

She'd get $1,025

Customer:

OK I think this concludes our business, Thanks you have been a great help.Richard

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