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Hi. I was married over 19 years, been divorced, haven't remarried. My ex is still working. He is 61, has not retired. My question is, am I entitled to any type of benefits? If so, which one/s? Thank you for your help

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If I am entitled to divorce benefits or spouse derivative, what do I need to have when I go to AS?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank yo. Waiting for you response
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

You can file for spousal benefits at social security.You get half of what he draws, it depends when you file here, the longer you wait the higher your share.

If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if they have remarried) if:

  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits; and
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.

You can file here at age 62 or file later and get higher benefits.

I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Thanks again.

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

File here

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html

You can draw these evenif he hasn't filed.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No phone ca preferred. Please. Just a sure legal answer to question will suffice with much appreciation. Than YOU
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

You can file for social security here shortly if you are 61 at age 62.

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