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My ex husband and I were married years in the State of

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My ex husband and I were married for 12 years in the State of Indiana. He is at the top of the scale for social security monthly benefit. When, how and how much am I entitled to when I retire in 6 years at 66?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  socrateaser replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

You are entitled to the greater of your Social Security retirement benefit or 50% of your divorced spouse's benefit. See this link from the Social Security Administration for a definitive answer.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What happens when spouse dies. Do you go to high benefit?
Expert:  socrateaser replied 4 months ago.

Nothing changes when your ex-spouse dies. You will always receive the greater of 50% of your ex-spouse's benefit, or your separate benefit.

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