Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
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do you mean social security or supplemental security income?
(SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults andchildren who have limited income and resources.
To qualify for a spousal benefit, the spouses must be married and meet the definition of "low-income" and "disabled," "elderly" or "blind."
In terms of an ex spouse,
if you were married over 10 years,
and are low income,
you can apply for a spousal benefit as well,
if this was social security, you can apply for your spousal benefit as an ex spouse and receive 50% of his benefits
In terms of SSI, it is not an automatic application,
and you may not be automatically qualified, unlike regular social security
how old are you?
you are on SSI or social security?
In your situation it would make sense that you are receiving social security,
if it is based on your own work record, and now your ex spouse has applied as well,
you can apply, for a spousal benefit, and would be paid the higher amount,
you would get whatever payment is higher,
be aware a spousal benefit would be 50% of his benefit,
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