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My ex-spouse died at age 45. We were previously married 13
My ex-spouse died at age 45. We were previously married 13 years before divorce case was initiated & I did receive final divorce papers subsequently. I am now 68 years old and because of various famil… read more
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I am 65 yrs old now and have been on disability for the past
I am 65 yrs old now and have been on disability for the past few yrs. Can I now draw benefits from my 1st husband whom I was married to for 32 yrs? … read more
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In 1998 I was awarded a fully favorable social sec.
In 1998 I was awarded a fully favorable social sec. disability of $500.00 per month, I was 51 years old, Born in 1947 I am almost 72 (dob 7/27/47) All I receive now is $669.00 which is an increase of … read more
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I would like to know how to collect my ex husbands social
I would like to know how to collect my ex husbands social security benefits. We were married 17 years have been divorced 10 years he has remarried. However he is only 60. I am 67. Can I claim his soci… read more
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My first husband died at 46 yoa, we were married for 24
My first husband died at 46 yoa, we were married for 24 years. I received a $215 death benefit. I remarried 5 years after his death and was married 11 years. The 2nd husband is still alive and receive… read more
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How can I apply for spousal benefits? I am 2 weeks shy of
I am 2 weeks shy of 64; married for 13+ years, divorced and not remarried. My ex-husband is not remarried. I am between jobs, and want to investigate the possibility of SS from his account. I also wondered if it would be wise to start using my own now.I had planned to wait until age 66 at the earliest, ideally age 70, before filing for SS benefits but life happens. I am in a challenging situation. … read more
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I filed for my social security benifits at age 62. I will be
I filed for my social security benifits at age 62. I will be 65 in July 2017. My question is; Can I change and file on my exhusband's benifits? I was married to him for 14 years. We married June 9, 19… read more
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I was married for 20 years, then divorced. I have not
I was married for 20 years, then divorced. I have not remarried. I just turned 65 and plan to continue to work until age 70 at which time I will draw my SS. However, a friend told me that she thought … read more
Lev
Lev
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I am 61 and will be 62 in Dec. I am disabled and I draw
I am 61 and will be 62 in Dec. I am disabled and I draw social security. I was told that when I turn 62 I can draw my ex husband's social security instead of mine because his is higher. We were marrie… read more
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I turned 66 in May 2016. I was told by my SS office that at
I turned 66 in May 2016. I was told by my SS office that at age 66 I could choose my SS or my ex-spousal benefit, and marrying again would not affect it. I was also told that if he died, I would recei… read more
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I was married years. Been divorced since 1989. I retired at
I was married for 27 years. Been divorced since 1989. I retired at 62 and started getting my social security and have not remarried. My ex-husband is also retired now. He worked longer than I did and … read more
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I am now 65. I was told the amount I would receive at the
I am now 65. I was told the amount I would receive at the Social Security office and that I would not be able to claim the amount from my ex-husband until I reach age 66. Someone mentioned that I can … read more
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I'm currently age 64. I am divorced (6 yrs). Was married 30+
I'm currently age 64. I am divorced (6 yrs). Was married 30+ yrs. he was the high earner. He makes around $100k annually. I make about 46k annually. I want to get my maximum benefit when I start drawi… read more
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can I collect on my exhusbands ss after being married for 15
can I collect on my exhusbands ss after being married for 15 yrs while he is still living?… read more
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I will turn 63 in January and my ex is 67. We were married
I will turn 63 in January and my ex is 67. We were married for 18 years and I have not remarried. I know I am eligible to collect as an "ex-spouse" but when should I apply? I don't plan on collecting … read more
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I was married for 42 years and am now divorced as of May 11,
I was married for 42 years and am now divorced as of May 11, 2011. I took my retirement benefits early at age 64. My former husband is now retired and drawing social security as well. He retired at ag… read more
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I am 57 year old woman. My husband 58 wants a divorce. When
I am 57 year old woman. My husband 58 wants a divorce. When we become eligible to collect social security, am I eligible for part of his ss?… read more
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I started drawing my social security at age 63. I will b 65
I started drawing my social security at age 63. I will b 65 in another month. My ex husband just passed away this month. His social security was more than what I draw. We were married for 24 years. Am… read more
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