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I am divorced and I took my social security at 62. Three years

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I am divorced and I took my social security at 62. Three years ago my ex died (I was married for 29 years). Am I entitled to any of his social security if he never collected any social security before he died? I never remarried and neither did my ex.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
I have been helping clients with SS issues for decades. many times providing advice that reversed what they had been told by SS.
Please stay with me online. Yes you are . You have several choices.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
I just sent you a telephone discussion offer. All you need do is accept and we can speak by telephone. If not we will text back and forth.
Are you aware of the "discount" that you will get if you start before age 66?
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
Since you started at age 62 you are receiving less than 100% of the FRA Full Retirement Age (66) amount.
You can keep taking yours or switch to what your EX would have received (probably higher than yours) but you still get only a % since you started at age 62.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if you understand about the discount.
How old was he when he was died?
Please also let me know if text or phone is your choice.

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