Good afternoon Bonnie,
I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Based on having been married more than 10 years and being single now, you are indeed eligible for a spouse benefit. However, taking a benefit nor would mean that you will get less than 50% of his benefit or less than 100% of yours because there is a penalty for taking a benefit before full retirement age.
You are allowed to take an early benefit and continue working so long as you don't earn too much. And if that is you decision you will simply need to tell social security that you want to apply for a spouse benefit and they will automatically look at both your spouse and personal benefit and pay you the greater of the two.
As for working while you are less than full retirement age (66):
If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, social security will deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2015, that limit is $15,720.
In the year you reach full retirement age, social security will deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit. In 2015, the limit on your earnings is $41,880 but they only count earnings before the month you reach your full retirement age.
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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,