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How old are you? How old is your ex?
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You would be eligible for the spousal Social security benefit which is 50% of your exes benefit since you were married for more than 10 years. Unfortunately, you do not meet the age requirement or the requirement that you ex be taking his social security benefit. At age 62 you would be eligible if your spouse takes his benefit (even if he doesn't then you would be eligible once he reaches full retirement age and you have been divorced at least 2 years). At 62 your benefit would be reduced because of early retirement (you would get 32.5% after the reduction of his benefit). At full retirement age you would get the full 50% and get the higher of your social security benefit and the spousal benefit (these do not stack).
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