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I was recently divorced and I am told that my ex-wife is…

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I was recently divorced...

I was recently divorced and I am told that my ex-wife is getting her social security payments based on my earnings record. Is this legal and does it effect the amount that I receive?

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My name is***** (***-**-****). The ex wife is Georgia Dentner (***-**-****). She was receiving social security based on her earnings record until she found out that she could get more by claiming payments based on my earnings record. Is this legal and does it effect how much my payments are for?

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I can't think of anything else.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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Your ex-spouse may be eligible to receive social security benefits based on your earning record if you were married at least 10 years.

Yes - that is absolutely legal - and you might qualify for spousal benefits in a similar manner.

That fact will NOT affect the amount of YOUR benefits.

Let me know if you need any help.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

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