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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I was married years before divorcing. I started collecting

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I was married for 38 years before divorcing. I started collecting social security at age 63 earlier because of 2 minor strokes. I hardly worked as I was a stay at home mom so got more money by using my former spouses social security. Should he pass away before me will this affect my social security?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.

How are you doing?

I'm sorry to hear of your divorce and your health issues. I hope you are feeling well

If your ex dies before you, your benefit will actually increase and be equal to his full benefit. So, it won't negatively impact you - it will positively impact you.

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