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Jonathan Tierney, Certified Public Accountant
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Tax Accountant at Praxair, Inc.
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I AM 61YEARS OF AGE IWAS MARRIED YEARS I UNDERSTAND I WILL

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I AM 61YEARS OF AGE IWAS MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS I UNDERSTAND I WILL BE ABLE TO GET HALF OF MY EXWIFE SOCIAL MONTHLY INCOME .MY QUESTION IS I DON'T HAVE HER SOCIAL NUMBER WHO I COULD I GET MY INFORMATION BECAUSE SHE DON'T WANT TO GIVE ME HER NUMBER
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

One way to get a to get her Social Security is through your income tax return filed when you were married. Her Social Security number would have to be on either a joint return or a married filing separate return. However, I am not sure if you ever filed as married filing separately, and if you did, whether you had enough income to file a tax return. Nevertheless, you can request a copy of your prior year tax return from the IRS by visiting this link: http://goo.gl/GLGj5P and completing Form 4506. You can also request request a copy of the return transcript which should also have her Social Security number on it by visiting this link: http://goo.gl/2HRL2j and completing Form 4506-T. In addition, if you hired a paid tax return preparer he or she might still have copies of your old tax returns, depending on how long ago they were filed. Only one spouse is required to sign either of these returns even if a joint return was filed.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any additional questions. Jonathan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the last time we file together was 15 yeas ago they don't keep after 10 years
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the last time we file together was 15 years ago and they don't have no information after 10 years
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

You actually may not need you former wife's Social Security number when you apply for spousal benefits (the Social Security Administration may be able to find it). See this website: http://goo.gl/DlmVK4.

Let me know if you have tried applying without her Social Security number and the SSA's response.

Jonathan