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Jonathan Tierney
Jonathan Tierney, Certified Public Accountant
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I was married almost 25 years and my husband divorced me in

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I was married almost 25 years and my husband divorced me in 1993
he is still living and remarried and he receives social security now
Am I entitled to a portion of his social security now? He is now 74
and I'm 67 years old and deaf with a cochlear implant Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not have text availabe on the xxx xxx xxxx phone I gave you as it's my home phone number
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** my goal here is to provide you with the most complete and accurate answer possible.

According to Social Security, you can claim benefit based upon your ex-spouse's record if:

  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.

I have attached a Social Security publication for additional information. In addition, you can you this link http://goo.gl/i0zHKm to learn more and to file electronically for benefits.

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any additional questions. Thanks, Jonathan