Hi - I have a few questions at present. I will be applying for my ex husband's social security benefits as of June 25, 2016. I will be turning 65. My husband and I were married 21 years. What documentation do I need to receive those benefits and what is the lasted date I must submit this documentation to begin the benefits as soon as I turn 65. I will need to pay rent on July 1, 2016.
My birthday is ***** 25,1951 and I was born inPortland, Oregon. We were married on September 15, 1976. We divorced December 1997.
I am currently on SSI - will I continue to receive those benefits as well as the ex-spousal benefits. I stayed home to raise our children the length of our marriage and starTed working again in June 1996. I have Madelung Syndrome and have had a complete wrist replacement on my left arm. I must be very careful with my right arm as it will likely need one as well. I am taking exceedingly good care to keep that from happening - as that is my dominate arm and I was informed by my surgeon that if/when I need surgery to replace the wrist joint, I will have significant restrictions rotation and lifting rotation. I am very blessed to have nearly full rotation on my left arm post surgery. Also, the recovery time for that surgery (relying on my recovery time with my left wrist) is 2 years. Right now I am restricted to lifting 10-15 pounds. I cannot participate in life in ways that I used to. The wrist joint replacement restricts me from Nearly all sports: I can walk and run. All sports requiring the use of my arm are impossible for me now.
I am writing all of this to supply you with the information regarding the qualifications for SSI. My husband and I both believed that our family was best served by my being an at home mom.
For both those reasons, I believe that I should be awarded both: continued SSI - AS WELL AS the social security ex spousal benefits.
I have not remarried. I cannot wait until my 66th birthday to begin to receive the spousal benefits, as I cannot live on my SSI benefits alone after my 65th birthday.
I need to know what I need to do to apply, what documentation I need and when is rbe optimum time for me to apply. I am waiting for the copy of my marriage license, will be ordering my divorce decree copy today, and I need to order a new birth certificate because I put the original one in a safe place and I can't find it now.
Thank you for your time (to read this email) and consideration (giving it your full attention). I look forward to your reply,
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