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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Can i draw ssi own my ex husband after 12 years of marriag

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can i draw ssi own my ex husband after 12 years of marriage
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
How old are you and how old is your ex?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
im 64 and he is 67
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
Are you currently collecting early retirement on your own record?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
OK, if you continue to be unmarried, if a divorced spousal benefit would be greater than what you can collect under your own record, then you can switch over to that benefit, yes. A spousal benefit is less than 50% of the ex's primary insurance amount, for the spouse who collected 'early'. So, there would have to be a bigger lifetime earning difference to create a situation where your spousal would be greater than your own. It often happens when one spouse is a "stay at home" parent, for instance, with little to no working income over his/her lifetime.But, bot***** *****ne, you will want to contact your local SSA office to see if a spousal would benefit you, and if so, make that switch.
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