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I am 64 & just started collecting social security. My ex husband

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I am 64 & just started collecting social security. My ex husband is suppose to pay. Me $1000 a month for alimony. My ex only receives social security. Can I receive the alimony that was awarded me in my divorce from Social Security?
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In order to garnish his Social Security benefits for spousal support, you will have to go to court and file a motion in court for garnishment and the court will have to issue an order to Social Security to pay you your alimony from his Social Security benefits.
So, yes, you could collect your alimony from his Social Security, but you need to file a motion for garnishment in court to get an order to do so.
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