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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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25 years common law from Ohio ,have since apart.I will

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25 years common law from Ohio ,have since spit apart.I will be taking early retirement age 62 soon. have been told could not draw from his until he was 65.so then spoke to my local social security office and was told not until he dies ,or for him if I die.????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
With regard to your post: "25 years common law from Ohio ,have since spit apart. --------- OK. "I will be taking early retirement age 62 soon. -------- OK, you realize that will be a very reduced amount, with reduction being permanent, right?"have been told could not draw from his until he was 65.--------- Not true. If you are not divorced from him, you will have to wait until HE files for his own for you to be eligible to apply for spousal. If you are divorced, then you only need wait til he is 62. "so then spoke to my local social security office and was told not until he dies ,or for him if I die.????"------ That would be for a "survivor" benefit - yes, for that benefit, the spouse must be dead.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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