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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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My husband and i got a divorce after about 22 yrs of

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My husband and i got a divorce after about 22 yrs of marriage. I retired early just before turning 66. So can i get spousal SS along with my SS i get from him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question, and sorry to hear about your divorce.

Unfortunately you can only get one benefit - 1/2 of his benefit (which doesn't reduce what he gets, it's just an amount that they pay you) or your full benefit -- you would choose what is higher. You can't get both.

I wish I had better news for you. Please let me know if you need anything additional. If not, please rate positive.