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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16580
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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If I am divorced from my hsband after 38 years, can I receive

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If I am divorced from my hsband after 38 years, can I receive social security from his salary?

MyVirtualCPA :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

MyVirtualCPA :

How are you today?

MyVirtualCPA :

Are you remarried?

MyVirtualCPA :

So long as you are not remarried, you can draw social security benefits off your ex husband's record

Customer:

I am fine. No I have not remarried.

MyVirtualCPA :

Then yes, you can draw benefits off your ex spouse's record

Customer:

Ho do I do that?

MyVirtualCPA :

You can go to your local social security office, or call 1-800-772-1213

Customer:

Will it take money from his monthly check?

MyVirtualCPA :

No, it will not impact his check at all. He will still get his full benefit

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a big help!

MyVirtualCPA :

You're welcome

Customer:

Will it have an impact on me when I withdraw?

MyVirtualCPA :

I'm not sure I understand your question. What do you mean by "have an impact" on you

Customer:

I think I know...I cannot draw from his and mine!?

MyVirtualCPA :

No, you cannot. You can draw one or the other, but not both

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX great day!

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