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Can you tell me if I am entitled to my husbands SS benefits.

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Can you tell me if I am entitled to my husbands SS benefits. We have been married for 27 years.

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California

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We have amicably divided our assets so far. it's the ss and some insurances that are not yet.

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Social security is not an assets but payable to the person.That said you can draw off of his social security as a divorced spouse here and he may owe you alimony if there is a big discrepancy in income.

So while its not an asset certainly you may draw off of his and receive alimony if he makes substantially more than you.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Prayers to you with the divorce.

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