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I have been divorced for 8 years and am currently collecting social security since I was 62. My ex-husband and I were married for 20+ years. Can I collect on my ex-husbands social security even though I am drawing my own? He has a larger SS benefit than mine.
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Hello. Thank you for choosing this Q&A service for assistance. My name is***** will be assisting you. In brief, you will not be able to draw his and yours, it's either one or the other, whose ever benefit is higher. Still writing...

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If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if they have remarried) if:

  • 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.

If you are eligible for retirement benefits on your own record and divorced spouse’s benefits, we will pay the retirement benefit first. If the benefit on your ex-spouse’s record is higher, you will get an additional amount on your ex-spouse’s record so that the combination of benefits equals that higher amount.

REFERENCE SOURCE:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html

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