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I am divorced,my ex husband is now getting his SSI , Ive been

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I am divorced,my ex husband is now getting his SSI , I've been told that I might receive some of his SSI. Is that so?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  retirementlawyer replied 1 year ago.

retirementlawyer :

Hello and welcome. My name isXXXXX am a Licensed practicing attorney and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

retirementlawyer :

do you mean social security or supplemental security income?

retirementlawyer :

(SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults andchildren who have limited income and resources.

Customer: I think it just SSI
retirementlawyer :

To qualify for a spousal benefit, the spouses must be married and meet the definition of "low-income" and "disabled," "elderly" or "blind."


retirementlawyer :

In terms of an ex spouse,

retirementlawyer :

if you were married over 10 years,

retirementlawyer :

and are low income,

retirementlawyer :

you can apply for a spousal benefit as well,

retirementlawyer :

if this was social security, you can apply for your spousal benefit as an ex spouse and receive 50% of his benefits

retirementlawyer :

In terms of SSI, it is not an automatic application,

Customer: We were married over 30 years, had a bookstore and I was payed next to nothing, so my SSI isn't much.
retirementlawyer :

and you may not be automatically qualified, unlike regular social security

retirementlawyer :

how old are you?

Customer: 67
retirementlawyer :

you are on SSI or social security?

Customer: Social security
retirementlawyer :

In your situation it would make sense that you are receiving social security,

retirementlawyer :

if it is based on your own work record, and now your ex spouse has applied as well,

retirementlawyer :

you can apply, for a spousal benefit, and would be paid the higher amount,

retirementlawyer :

you would get whatever payment is higher,

retirementlawyer :

be aware a spousal benefit would be 50% of his benefit,

Customer: Great. Thanks
retirementlawyer :

good luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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