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My husband and I are getting a divorce. We both collect our

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My husband and I are getting a divorce. We both collect our own Social Security Benefits. Will I be able to receive my husbands rate of benefit?
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

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Yes, likely so.

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Here are the criteria, from Social Security.

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If you are divorced, your ex-spouse can receive benefits based on your record (even if you have remarried) if:

  • Your marriage lasted 10 years or longer;

  • Your ex-spouse is unmarried;

  • Your ex-spouse is age 62 or older;

  • The benefit that your ex-spouse is entitled to receive based on his or her own work is less than the benefit he or she would receive based on your work; and

  • You are entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 years ago

SO here, the audience is your ex.

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Meaning that YOU must be unmarried, your own benefit be less, and marriage lasted 10 years or longer

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You can find this here: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/retire/yourdivspouse.html

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 years ago

Please let me know if you bhave questions

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Lane

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