How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Megan C Your Own Question
Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16547
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
23669918
Type Your Social Security Question Here...
Megan C is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was married years before divorcing. I started collecting

Customer Question

I was married for 38 years before divorcing. I started collecting social security at age 63 earlier because of 2 minor strokes. I hardly worked as I was a stay at home mom so got more money by using my former spouses social security. Should he pass away before me will this affect my social security?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

How are you doing?

I'm sorry to hear of your divorce and your health issues. I hope you are feeling well

If your ex dies before you, your benefit will actually increase and be equal to his full benefit. So, it won't negatively impact you - it will positively impact you.

Please let me know if you need anything additional. If not, please rate positive.