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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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I recently was terminated from ITT Technical Institute where

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I recently was terminated from ITT Technical Institute where I taught nursing full time. At the same time I was on short term disability for a serious surgery that has me non-weight bearing for 3 months. I went to apply for unemployment but the site says you have to be available to start a job as soon as one comes up. I wont be able to until Late November. What should I do? I am 65 and have Medicare A & B plus ARRP United. Am I eligible for SS? Also I was married 24 years and have now been divorced since 1995. Do I qualify for my ex-husband's SS?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

Hi. I can help you wth this. My name's Lane


If you were maried for 10 years, and have not re-married, you ARE entitled a the divorced spouses benefit (1/2 of your ex's benefit).


You can read more about that from Social Security here:

Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

I hope this has helped. … Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me


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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986.