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I need to know my ex-husbands social security amount, His

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I need to know my ex-husbands social security amount
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: His name is***** His SSN is###-##-#### We were married over 22 years.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: My name is***** My SSN is###-##-####
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 18 days ago.

Good morning, Judith

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Under federal law, no one except your ex, and not even social security has the legal right to tell you what your ex's retirement benefit is. This is a financial privacy right under the law and because of that law, no one can tell you the benefit amount that your ex is receiving.

About the only reason you would have need of knowing that information would be for applying for an ex-spouse benefit, or for purposes of garnishing his benefits for arrears of spousal support or child support.

I suspect you simply need to know whether you will benefit by taking an ex-spouse retirement benefit. As I said, social security cannot legally provide you with the specific benefit amount that your ex is getting. However, if you apply for an ex-spouse benefit they can tell you whether you will benefit from that benefit over taking your own benefit. You can call social security or go to your local social security office and ask them to check on an ex-spouse benefit for you. They will tell you if you will benefit from applying for that benefit, or if your benefit is already so high that the spouse benefit will not result in any benefit increase for you.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


Expert:  LawTalk replied 18 days ago.


Is there anything else I can assist you with today?


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