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I retired in 2008 at the age of 65. My xhusband is going to

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I retired in 2008 at the age of 65. My xhusband is going to draw his social security this fall. He is 67. I know that I can draw on him. How do I go about doing this? We were married for 30 years and I paid for all of our son's college education by myself. This could at least help me a little.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Hi from just answer. I'm PDtax, and will assist.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

When you apply for social security, either on your work record or his as a divorced ex, you should do it at an SSA office. They can do the calculation there and you can apply for the superior benefit.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

You can apply online if you wish. I will post the link.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/rib

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

I don't know if you are collecting benefits now or not, but the application process considers any benefit you might be eligible for and pays that first. Then, if your divorce benefit is greater, that is added to any payout you qualify for on your own work record.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for asking at just answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'm PDtax.