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I live in NC. Am still legally married but have not had any

I live in NC. Am still legally married but have not had any communication with my spouse in over 30 years. I have no idea where is lives. Last known in Rochester NY. I am 66. Can I collect SS without being affected by him in any wayJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I am still employed & we were only together for a little over a year. Looking into divorce. Have no reason why I didn't or he didn't do it before. He may have & I just don't know about it if that's possible.

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TaxRobin

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I am a 76 yr old divorced women. My husband left and

I am a 76 yr old divorced women. My husband left and remarried after a 40 year marriage.I am receiving $888 in benefits under his points as I did not have enough on my own.My question is: What benefits will I receive if my X dies. (He has stage 4 cancer)Will all his benefits go to his current wife ? Am I entitled to any?Some say that I will receive one half of his current benefits. If this is so, is there anyway that I can find out just what this amount is or must I wait till he dies ?He made well over a six figure income for fifty years. I only receive spousal support inthe amount of $500. a month. As you can see, I am very limited financially and concernedthat once the $500 a month spousal support is gone I will have a struggle living on mycurrent $888.Any information would be appreciated. ***@******.***

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emc011075

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What is the law on a spouse filing a claim against the

What is the law on a spouse filing a claim against the social security pension of the other spouse. The spouse applying for the pension has paid social security as long as she worked. The spouse that she is making the claim against only paid enough social security to satisfy the required quarters to apply for the pension. After that time, the job I had did not require paying social security. I worked For a Police department for 38 years, which as I said did not require paying social security because we had a pension. The spouse applying for the for the two thirds of my pension, which is very small has paid a substantial amount more than I did. I guess the question I have is: how can she get two thirds of my pension when she has paid a substantial amount more then I did, and gets a lot more in pension than I do. My second question is can I apply for part of her pension. and can I apply for part of her pension?

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keeperumiami

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I turn 70 in April 2017. I have not yet applied for SS

I turn 70 in April 2017. I have not yet applied for SS benefits. My wife turns 66 in July 2017. I will have her apply for one half my benefit. Should I apply for my benefits to start in April 2017 or wait until my wife turns 66 in July 2017?JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Not at this time.

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LawTalk

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My husband is retired and receiving SS. I am still

My husband is retired and receiving SS. I am still working.Is it true that he can claim a portion of my SS benefit until I retire?

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TaxRobin

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I am years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At

Hi I am 69 years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At work I had a massive heart attack and have been out of work without pay since that time. My job has no benefits. I have medicare and a supplemental policy. I am a mental health counselor. My late husband was ill and I was forced to take early social security. I receive $757 a month from that which is not enough to live on. I will be out of work for probably a year or longer. Is there any options for me to pursue?

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LawTalk

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I am 65 years old, divorced after being married 11 years,

I am 65 years old, divorced after being married 11 years, not remarried, still working but want to retire in January. Am I entitled to divorced spousal benefits on my ex husband?JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Divorced since 2010 after 11 years of marriage, I am single and still working . I will be 66 years old in 2017 but am wondering if I am entitled to spousal divorce benefits. My ex husband is alive if that matters...JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: no

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LawTalk

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It was my understanding that since I was married for 25+

It was my understanding that since I was married for 25+ years to my ex-husband, perhaps I could receive a spousal benefit that would be larger than the one I receive now. Is that true?JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I do not know my ex-husband's social security number, but I can fill in the date of our divorce.

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Lane

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Ok, I am 67 next April and will retire then. My wife will be

Ok, I am 67 next April and will retire then. My wife will be 60 in January. My question is does my wife have to wait until she is 62 to receive 50% of my SS payment? Plus does she qualify for Medicaid when I retire or must she wait?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: No

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Lane

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