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I just found out that I may be elidgable to receive a portion of my x-husbands SS, is that true?

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Only that we were married almost 30 years

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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Yes. It's true if you meet the requirements.

Per Social Security,

"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.

Your benefit as a divorced spouse is equal to one-half of your ex-spouse's full retirement amount (or disability benefit) if you start receiving benefits at your full retirement age. The benefits do not include any delayed retirement credits your ex-spouse may receive.

If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce, or annulment).

If your ex-spouse has not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, you can receive benefits on their record if you have been divorced for at least two years.

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."

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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how do I start the process
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I don't have $52.00 to call you
Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

Telephone call offers are system generated. Please ignore it.

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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

You will call Social Security at 1-***-***-**** between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment at your local Social Security office.

The Social Security representative will let you know what documents to bring to your appointment.

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ok, thank you
Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

My pleasure.

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