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I was married 34years divorced 2003 I was told I could not

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I was married 34years divorced 2003 I was told I could not get ss from my x spouse something to do 50 50 could not get his benefits until he is dead do not understand
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Hello: This isCustomer Welcome to JustAnswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Could you explain a little more?

Is your ex-spouse collecting Social Security benefits?

Did you remarry?

If so, at what age did you remarry?

How old are you now?

Thank you for the information,

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No he isnot getting ss now. Yes I remarried in 2006 at 55 and divorced in 2012 I am now 65
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

Kindly give me a few minutes to prepare my response.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

How old is your ex-spouse?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Xspouse for 34 years is 67
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Still waiting for your response
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

If he is 67 and has contributed to the Social Security system and you are now 65 and not married, I do not see any reason why you should not be eligible to collect on his earnings eventhough he is not collecting benefits. You do not have to wait until he is dead to qualify for his benefits. You can apply for his benefits now. You can apply at your local office as the divorced spouse. For more information, click here.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Click here for documents you need to apply.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you I will contact ss again will let you know response
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

You are quite Welcome!

Kindly take a minute to give a positive rating to my response so that I can receive credit for addressing your concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I was very pleased with the response until I findout the the results from social security I won't know but very pleased with the response from this thank you
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you.