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I am a quialfied divorced social security beneificery holder,

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I am a quialfied divorced social security beneificery holder, married for 33 years to my
Ex, why am I not getting full Benifits,instead of half of my ex's Benifits?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 10 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer:

I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but as a former spouse the maximum benefit you can receive is the greater of 100% of your earned benefit or 50% of your ex's benefit. See link, the specifics are in the first "Note" box.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/divspouse.htm

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Reading the AARP magazine, it says that I'm entitled to his full. More
Than 10 years married, I was married 33 years
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 10 months ago.
Hi Patricia -

You are entitled to the full SPOUSAL benefit which is 50% of his benefit.

If you can tell me which issue I can review the article.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay, I did not understand that 50% was full
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 10 months ago.
Hi Patricia -

Did you have additional questions on this topic.

If I have fully answered your questions, I would appreciate you rating my service. Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide me a positive rating!
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