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We are getting a divorce and I would like to know what benefits

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We are getting a divorce and I would like to know what benefits my exwife will have from my SS. I am 77 years old and have been collecting SS since age 65. My wife has been collecting her own SS since age 62, she is now 72
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship. If you were married for at least 10 years, then she will be eligible for a spousal benefit during your life (since she took early retirement her spousal benefit will be reduced from 50% to 32.5% because of early retirement). At your death she will be able to receive a survivor benefit of 100% of your SS benefit. Both of these benefits do not stack with her own benefit, so she will only the higher of her own benefit and either the spousal of survivor benefit. Taking these benefits will not affect your benefit at all. There should be smiley faces or numbers from 1-5 to choose from. This extra step will cost you nothing extra and will ensure that I will be compensated for my time by the site.
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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