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Im receiving SSDI benefits and my wife, two children and another

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I'm receiving SSDI benefits and my wife, two children and another child out of wedlock are receiving SSDI based on my disability.
When I divorce my wife and marry the mother of the other child, who receives the dependent SSDI benefits?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Taxtom replied 5 years ago.

Taxtom :

Hello, thow long have you been married?

Taxtom :

sorry, how long have you been married?

Customer: This is really for my son. He was in a serious airplane accident and is seriously disabled. I am his .uardian and conservator. I am also a CPA.
Customer: He was married for 7 years
Taxtom :

I am going to confirm this but as long as the ex-wife is caring for his children she will receive a spouse benefit until the children reach 16. I will be right back

Customer: Okay!
Taxtom :

The new wife would also qualify since she is caring for a child.

Customer: Does that make a 5 way split of the benefits or 6 way.
Customer: I apologize for the question. It should have been 4 way or 5.
Taxtom :

No, if both wifes qualify they will not count the ex wife in the calculation

Customer: Thank you!
Customer: All done!
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Expert:  Taxtom replied 5 years ago.
Hello again, My research shows that the ex-wife will receive a benefit as long as she is caring for a child under 16. Keep in mind just like any one receiving benefits before full retirement age they will be limited on how much they can earn and still keep their full benefit. Thank you for the accept and do not click accept again or you will be double charged