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Am I eligible ex-spouse beneifts We were married for

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Am I eligible for my ex-spouse beneifts We were married for 13 years His SS # ************** **********8 My number is ******** Shelly *********
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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.

The requirements to be eligible for ex spousal benefits are as follows: 1) be married at least 10 years 2) to be unmarried (or only remarried after age 60) 3) be at least age 62 4) the ex also has to have elected to their SS benefit. Also understand that the spousal benefit must be higher than your own retirement benefit to be eligible. You cannot receive both benefits as they do not stack and you will receive the higher of both benefits.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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