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Hello Megan I am 65 and been on Medicare disibillity since

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Hello Megan
I am 65 and been on Medicare disibillity since 1996. After 29 years of married for 29 years my wife and I were divorced for 5 years. We are both 65 and collecting SS checks. She is getting more them i am. She keeps telling me that I should be getting more because of her amount. A lady at SS told her on the phone twice that I was to get half of what she gets. Not subtracting it from hers.
I have called and been told no i am not able to get anything more because of her amount.
She gets over $1000 per month then i do.
Can you tell me what i should do. I have been reading all the information here and some times it sounds like I should and other times it sounds like maybe. neither of us are remarried but remain best
friends.
We are both RN`s and worked at the same hospital.
Any help would be appreciated.

thank you
Jim
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 :

How are you today?

Megan C :

You would get 1/2 of her benefit, or your own benefit, if you are drawing retirement. As you are drawing disability, you would be locked in your own benefit.

Megan C :

Your benefit will change from disability to retirement at age 66, and at that time you can draw the larger of the two benefits

Customer:

i am fine and you.

Megan C :

I'm good

Customer:

ok thats what i thought. do i have to apply when i am 66 or will it be automatic?

Megan C :

The change to retirement will be automatic, but you will have to call to have your benefits changed to 1/2 of her benefit

Customer:

Thank you now i can tell her

Megan C :

That's good. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Customer:

ok thank you very much

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Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, Jim for asking for me today and allowing me to help you with your question. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I truly appreciate your positive rating :-)

Have a great day!

Megan

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