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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I will be 66 on May 8 and plan to take SS at 70. I was married

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I will be 66 on May 8 and plan to take SS at 70. I was married more than 10 years and have not remarried. What do I need to do to get my ex husbands SS now. He is 64
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
You are grandfathered, in that once you hit your FRA, you can file a restricted application for divorced spousal benefit only. That means you are NOT filing for your own benefit, so that your own can grow that extra 32% til you are 70, at which point you can switch to your own greater amount. You can go to your local SSA office to apply for this. Be sure to bring your marriage cert. and your divorce decree, in addition to your BC and photo ID.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
I will add that they also made it possible to file this online, restricted. However, you still need to get those documents to them, and you do not want to send them in the mail. Ergo, we often think it is better to file in person.