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I was married years and was told that I would be able to get

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I was married for 19 years and was told that I would be able to get the same amount as my ex spouse for retirement. How would I go about this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

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

You do not get 100% of your ex husband's benefit from social security. You can get up to 50% if that is more than your own benefit, but not 100%.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Applying for a divorce benefit is best done at an SSA office. They can review your records, and that of your ex, and calculate the value of the benefit under different scenarios.

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