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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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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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If I was married ten years to my ex husband can I claim part

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If I was married ten years to my ex husband can I claim part of his social security and do I have to be retired to get it ??
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: I don't know what other details are needed..
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: No its just basic info I guess .Isn't there a simple answer ??
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi. My name's Lane.

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To qualify for divorced spouse benefits the following is required

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  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.

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Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

You can see that from Social Security here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html

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Thank you!

Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice to clients on three continents since 1986.

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

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I’m just checking back in to see how things are going.

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But if you need more on this, please let me know.

Lane