Social Security benefits for divorced spouses

Written on August 25, 2004 by David C. Sarnacki

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This post has lots of good information. The link to the Social Security Administration–SSA.gov–leads to even more. The resources posted by the government will answer all your specific questions. Everyone’s situation is different, but the basic principles are posted by the Social Security Administration. They also have other online resources and publications, staff located throughout the country, telephone access, in-person access, etc. Go to SSA.gov and look for the materials that pertain to your specific situation. If that doesn’t help, go to http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/reach.htm and you can find out other ways to contact the Social Security Administration.
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The Social Security Administration lists the criteria for claiming a divorced spouse’s insurance benefits:
A. The worker is entitled to retirement or disability insurance benefits;
B. You have filed an application for divorced spouse’s benefits;
C. You are not entitled to a retirement or disability insurance benefit based on a primary insurance amount which equals or exceeds one-half the worker’s primary insurance amount;
D. You are age 62 or over;
E. You are not married; and
F. You were married to the worker for 10 years before the date the divorce became final.
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The divorced spouse of a worker who is not entitled to retirement or disability insurance benefits, but who has reached age 62 and is fully insured, can become independently entitled to benefits on the worker’s earnings record. To do so, however, the divorced spouse must meet the requirements in (B)-(F) above and have been divorced from the worker for not less than two continuous years.

Benefits end when either
A.The spouse dies;
B. The worker dies (in this case the spouse may be entitled to widow(er)’s, mother’s, or father’s benefits);
C. The worker’s entitlement to disability insurance benefits ends and he or she is not entitled to retirement insurance benefits (unless the divorce spouse meets the requirements for an independently entitled divorced spouse, as explained in �311);
D. The spouse is under age 62 and there no longer is a child of the worker under age 16 or disabled who is entitled to child’s insurance benefits;
E. The spouse becomes entitled to retirement or disability insurance benefits and his or her primary insurance amount is at least one-half of the worker’s primary insurance amount;
F. The spouse and the worker are divorced, unless:
1. The spouse had already turned 62 when the divorce became final; and
2. The spouse and the worker had been married for 10 years before the date the divorce became final;
G. The spouse qualified for benefits only under the conditions explained in �306, and one of the following events occurs:
1. The spouse enters into a valid marriage with someone other than the worker;
2. Prior to January 1991, monthly benefits are awarded on the same earnings record to another person who qualifies as the legal spouse of the worker under the conditions in � 306; or
3. Prior to January 1991, the spouse obtains a divorce from the worker;
H. The spouse qualified for benefits only under the conditions explained in � 306 and later learns that the marriage is invalid;
I. The divorced spouse marries someone other than the worker. However, the divorced spouse’s benefit will not be ended by marrying an individual entitled to divorced spouse’s, widow(er)’s, mother’s, father’s, or parent’s monthly benefits, or to an individual age 18 or over who is entitled to childhood disability benefits; or
J. For an independently entitled divorced spouse, the worker is no longer fully insured or he or she marries the worker.

A spouse is not entitled to spouse’s insurance benefits for the month in which any one of the above events occurs.

Remarriage affects benefits as follows:

406.1 Does the remarriage of a widower or surviving divorced spouse affect widow(er)’s benefits?
Your remarriage after age 60 does not prevent you from becoming entitled to benefits on your prior deceased spouse’s Social Security earnings record.

406.2 Does the remarriage of a disabled widower or surviving divorced spouse affect widow(er)’s benefits?
Your remarriage does not prevent you from becoming entitled to benefits on your prior deceased spouse’s Social Security earnings records as long as:

Your remarriage occurs after you turn 50; and

Your remarriage occurs after you become disabled.

Note: If you remarry before you turn 50, you will not be entitled to survivor’s benefits, unless the marriage ends.

406.3 How does remarriage of a widow(er) or a surviving divorced spouse before age 60 affect widow(er)’s benefits?
If you remarry before age 60, you will not be entitled to survivor’s benefits, unless:

Your subsequent marriage ends, whether by death, divorce, or annulment; or

Your marriage occurred after age 50 and you were entitled to benefits as a disabled widow(er) or disabled surviving divorced spouse.

406.4 How does the termination of a remarriage of a widow(er) or surviving divorced spouse before age 60 affect widow(er)’s benefits?
If you remarry before you turn 60 and that marriage ends, you may become entitled or re-entitled to benefits on your prior deceased spouse’s earnings record. Your benefits begin the month the subsequent marriage ends. If the remarriage was absolutely void or was annulled from the beginning, see �1853.

299 Responses to “Social Security benefits for divorced spouses”

  1. Janet Lagouranis said:

    I have received conflicting information from Social Security. My question is: do I qualify as an “independently divorced spouse” and am I entitled to receive social security benefits on my former spouse’s Social Security record

    I am 62, never remarried, was married to my former spouse for 29 years, have been divorced for 10 years and I am not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on my record although I have also worked.

    I was first told at the Social Security office I was entitled to these benefits but later was told I was not, I was told my former husband would need to be receiving his own social security. The reason they gave me was because since he has not applied they would not know what benefits he would receive and therefore would not know what benefits I would be entitled to.

    What is correct? I have called the 800 number for Social Security and have gone to my local Social Security office and each time I am given a different answer.

    Thank you.

  2. unknown said:

    What happens if I marry a divorced man and he was married for 10 years. and we are married for 15 years, am I as his second wife entitled to any social security benefits?

  3. Charles A. Teal said:

    My X-wife and I divorced in 1982, I remarried in 1993. She has not remarried. I am 64 as of 1/2/2007 and she will be 64 as of 8-26-2007. I have not applied for SS benefits. Can she apply for and draw benefits on my SS. She wants to retire and apply for benefits on 3/1/2007. If she applies how much monies will she be intitled to?

  4. sandy said:

    I am the 62 yr. old widow of a disabled man. (I myself am not disabled.) I have been drawing Social Security benefits for two years. Am I entitled to Medicare at my age, 62?

  5. Teresa Sanders said:

    I would like to know if I am entitled to draw social security in the future from my x husband.We were married for 10 yrs. and I am not remarried?
    Thank you

  6. Wendy Johnson said:

    I have a question. My husband’s ex-wife drew money on him when she turned 62 they were married for over 10 years but she had her own business during this time. Isn’t there a law that states she can only draw on his SS if she is NOT working?

    Also, He has recently died and I want to know if she can still continue to draw? Also and most importantly, I think there was a law that passed recently stating I can draw on my SS and his SS now……..I can have both not just the highest amount. I live in SC if that makes any difference. Can you tell me if this law is true?

    Thanks,

  7. Sandy Pinto said:

    I am 62 and draw benefits because I am the widow of a disabled man. Can I get Medicare now?

  8. Joycecook said:

    I’m married to a man who is 55 and I’m 63. I would like to retire and draw social security, but, if I draw on mine now I will be getting the lowest amount and it will stay that way on my ss. I have not made that much income. Can I draw on my husband’s even though he is not old enough to get SS.

  9. Karen said:

    How do I go about seeing all the answers to all the questions posted above on the subject of divorces spouses?

  10. Adele Kealy said:

    My ex husband received social secuirty benefits at 62 years old. I will be 62 this December. Can I receive my ex husband benefits now while I am still working. Also, is there a limit of what I can make and still receive his full benefit while I am still working.

    Thanks you,

    Ms. Kealy

  11. Jacqueline Bowker said:

    I am disabled at the age of 58 I was married to a man for 13 years. Will i be able to draw off of his ss benefits when I turn 62 and what percentage will I be able to draw. He has since remarried.

    Jacqueline Bowker

  12. Amy Walsh said:

    I am 51 yrs old, have been divorced for more than 15yrs, and was married for 13 yrs. I know I can collect on my ex-spouses SS benefits when I reach age 62 , but will it be 100 percent, or 50 percent? I’d like to know if it’s a significant amount compared to my SS benefits, since I’ve only worked for the past 11 yrs. My ex has remarried, I have not. I’m wondering if I should remain single, based on the amount of benefit I would receive?

  13. Eileen Kirk said:

    I am 62 and receiving my deceased husband Social Socurity benefits and plan to remarry in the near furture. Will I lose my deceased husband S.S benefits after remarrying?

  14. Im 53 said:

    I’m newly divorced after 26 years. I left a $65,000.00 a year position to follow her to Texas. After looking for 3 years to find employment to no avail. I think there is age discrimination going on. She divorced me for that or for poorer. When I start drawing my retirement at 59 and a half. Can I draw on her retirement before she starts to draw on hers at 66 and half? I’m still can’t believe no one will hire me. I still have about 20 years left in me. Besides everyone believes I’m only in my early 40’s.

  15. Elaine Adams said:

    I was married from 1981 to 2003. October 03 we were divorced and in Jauary 04 he was killed in an accident. I am now 60 and want to know if I am entitled to any benefit. We had no children together and his 5 are between the ages of 40 and 52. Thank you.

  16. charlotte tapley said:

    I was married in 1968 and divorced in 1989. I remarried in 1992. I am currently separated from my second husband and will eventually get a divorce. When that happens, at the age of 62 will I be able to draw ss from my first husband?

  17. fannette martin said:

    I was receiving survivors benefit from my first husband until it ended when my child was 18. I remarried in 1997 and am getting a divorce from my 2nd husband in2008. I was told I could start back my survivors benefit from 1st husband when I reach age 60, I am 58 now.Is this true and if so when I reach 62 can I change to my own social security or is it whichever is more?

  18. Mary said:

    I also have a question I would like answered. I also get mixed answers from the SSn offce. I was married to my ex for 24 years. Divorced and remarried my husband was killed after 4 years. I was told I was not entitled to his (deceased husdband) SSN because I remarried two years ago at the age of 57. Prior to my remarriage I was medicall disabled by Federal Service (Office of Persoal Management ) which I have not paid social security into, therefore does section section 406.2 apply to me since I remarried after I turned 50 can’t I draw my deceased husbands SSN instead of my present husband since his ex-spouse wiill also be drawing his entitlements? My deceased husbands ex-wife is also deceased. Please advise.

  19. Carol Eager said:

    I will be 62 in October. I am currently married to a man 48. We have been married for 24 years. My first marriage ended in the death of my husband. He was older than me. I received SS benefits for my children and myself until I remarried and the kids reached 18 yrs old. I had a very short 2nd marriage to a man 7 1/2 yrs. younger than myself that ended in divorce. Am I able to draw from any of my husbands? Thank You

  20. Bobby said:

    I have 2 questions. The first one is this I have married to a man 12 years older then me and he will draw ssc sooner then me but he is divorced for 13 years now he was married the first time for 10 years can she draw ssc from benefits. Also how would that affect my ssc when the time comes. Question 2 I have a mother that is now drawing from ssn she was married to my father for 20 years has been divorced for now for 20 years from him never remarried can she draw from his ssn also he has been married a second time then divorced which wife would receive some of his ssn benefits that he is already receiving. Your help would be appreciated.

  21. u. frissora said:

    I divorced my husband after 16 years ofmarriage. I remarried but and ended up divorcing after four years. I will be 62 shortly and my question is can I receive social security benefits based on my second husband work? If so, does he have to be drawing benefits for me to receive any? I know I do not qualify to receve any benefits on my first husband’s “pension” from the state, because iI turned it down when we divorced. Thank you

  22. sandra said:

    Janet Lagouranis said:

    August 2nd, 2006 at 2:04 pm
    I would love to know what the answer to Jamets questions here was for I am curious with the same question.

  23. carol said:

    If I was married to a man for 14 years and then divorced from him in 1984 and remarried for 12 years and am now divorced from him since 2000 can I collect social security from 1st husband at age 62. please reply to email address. thanks

  24. Virginia E Forth said:

    I was married to a man for 13 years, divorced, and remarried to a man who is fixing to have to go on disability. I am 65 now, do I have any rights to benefits from my first husband. He has passed away now, no one is drawing benifits from him.

  25. Barbara Haynes said:

    I am now 66 years old and was married to a x husband for 13 years before I was divorced from him, he commited bigamist and married a woman when we were only married for 3 years and we had Two children together and he did not support us in any way, he’s still with this woman as man and wife and never remarried legally only married when he was still married to me. I am now disabled and so is he but I remarried years later and was re married for almost two years before second husband passed away. I am getting my S/S under my name and a widows pension from husband # 2. Am i entitled to any money from my first husband since we were married over 10 years. and if he pass away will the second wife be entitled to anything if they are not legally married because he commited bigamist?

  26. Barb said:

    I was married for 40 yrs…now my husband wants a divorce so he can remarry. He is 62 I am 58. I will not remarry. Can I draw from his SS when I reach the age of 62 ? Although I have worked all my life his SS will be alot more than mine. Will I have to split his SS with new wife? I can not get a stright answe from SS. They just don’t seem to know. Thanks barb

  27. B. DelMastro said:

    Can I collect on my ex husband’s social security benefits when I turn 66 even though he will be 62 and not have applied for SS benefits yet?
    We were legally married for 27 years.
    I also have my first ex husband who I was married to for 10 years.
    He is 4 years older. So he will be 70 when I apply for benefits.
    But, he is a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet. Not sure if he even recieves SS benefits.

    Bridget DelMastro

  28. Tena Graves said:

    Husband actively employed.
    HIs ex-spouse disabled at age 52.
    They were married over 10 years.
    She is collecting SSI for 8 years and Public (State) Assistance.
    She has been married 2 additional times (1st-divorced after 2 years & 2nd still married to this man). She also works in food service.
    Can she collect SSI from my spouse due to her disability?
    With 2 additional marriages?
    And working?

  29. Sandy said:

    I am 63 and drawing benefits since age 60 as the widow of a disabled man. Can I compare what I would draw based on my own earnings?

  30. Robert said:

    I was married for 27 years to my first wife. My ss benefits will greatly exceed hers. I am about to get remarried; my question is assuming I stay married, what rights and benefits will my second wife have to my social security benefits once my first wife starts recieving her benefits?

  31. Mary ann said:

    I was married for 16 years to husband A. Divoiced in 1984 to husband A. Remarried in 1985 to husband B. Husband B died recently. Am I able to collect SS benifits from husband A who made more while we were married. Husband B is remarried and still kicking.

  32. mary e bigger said:

    I WAS MARRIED TO 1ST HUSBAND AND ONLY HUSBAND FOR 15 YEARS- HE REMARRIED- I DID NOT. I’M 59 THIS NOV. AM I ENTITLED TO ANY MORE SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR BENIFITS BY USING HIIS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WHEN I REACH RETIREMENT AGE. 62 OR LATER ?

    . I WORK STILL TODAY. HE HAS RETIRED AT 59 IN OCT AND IS STILL ALIVE. I HAVE NEVER REMARRIED AND HE MAKES MUCH MORE MONEY THAN I,THROUGH ALL THESE YEARS..

  33. Judith Mordasky said:

    I am married to a main who has an ex-wife he was married to for 11 years. We have been married for 20 years. Do I get ss benifeits if something happens to him, or does she?

  34. mary nash said:

    I was living in a common law-type arrangement living with my ex husband for several months as man and wife at the same address before we married. This arrangement might be substantiated by joint tax returns; I am not sure.

    We were legally married for 9 years and three months (1971-1980). I agreed to his request for a quick divorce, although I was more interested in a separation; he was in much more haste than I was to speedily consummate the divorce, (as it turned out, he remarried right afterward).

    He obtained a no fault divorce (this was in Michigan) which did not require a lawyer, I just had to sign some papers.It was done by mail so I never appeared in a hearing or went to a court. I was very naive and knew nothing of the 10 year requirement for SS benefits. I wish I had sought legal advice instead of doing the no fault divorce because I would have learned about the 10 year requirement for social security and would have tried to delay a couple of months. I invested a lot of time and money in the marriage and put my own interests on hold.

    I put him through several years of his PhD program, paying his expenses by working as a waitress. He sometimes worked part time as a school bus driver. He finished all his education and coursework and only had his thesis to finish, I never thought I needed to consider my own career development. Then when I inherited a small sum from my mother, he discouraged me from working at all. We went through quite a bit of the inherited money on our rent, our car, our food, his extensive dental work, etc. I became disenchanted with the marriage as the years went on and the thesis still was not done. I began training to be a graphic artist. He obtained a job so as not to depend so much on me but he found one in another city which meant moving and giving up my classes.

    He was a very well informed person and worked as a state public health statistician at the time we divorced. Sometimes I wonder if he knew of but deliberately withheld the info about the 10 year requirement. I was certainly a vulnerable spouse, and unfortunately also not well informed. During the marriage my income was very low. I struggled with low self esteem and underemployment until the 1990s when I finished my education and became a social worker, but I have no pension or retirement program, just an IRA with about $25K. I can never catch up social security wise. My ex did finish his thesis in the early 1980s and became a tenured professor, a job he has had since the mid-1980’s.

    Many of my age group were married only 7, 8, or 9 years and were/are vulnerable spouses. This was before women really came into their own in terms of rights, self awareness, availability of decent jobs, etc. We were a transitional generation. Some will be very poor when we are old.
    Will Social Security ever lower the 10 year requirement (as they once did before from 20 years)?As for me, can the period we lived under the same roof before the marriage be construed as common law marriage? Should I try to get a copy of my no fault divorce agreement to see if it is valid and executed properly?

    Don’t you think people coming before the civill authorities to divorce should be given information from Social Security on what are the implications for their retirement? I truly believe that most people divorcing do not know about it. Does Social Security have any obligation to inform?

    If I continue earning what I now earn at my fulltime job, I will be living on no more than $950 per month social security at age 67. I would probably get around $1800 or maybe even more if I were on my husband’s benefits. Because of my ignorance of the government’s social security rules,I have a future of poverty ahead instead of a modest lifestyle in senior low cost housing with money for medicare copays, etc.

    Any comments?

    You have my permission to send this anywhere if it will help anyone.

  35. mary nash said:

    Divorced and out of luck:

    I was living in a common law-type arrangement with my ex husband for several months as man and wife at the same address before we married. This arrangement might be substantiated by joint tax returns; I am not sure.

    We were legally married for 9 years and three months (1971-1980). In 1980 I agreed to his request for a quick Michigan no fault divorce, although I was more interested in a separation. I was kind of passive and he was in much more haste than I was to speedily consummate the divorce, (as it turned out, he remarried right afterward, then they had a kid).

    He said since we had no money, it made sense not to bother with a lawyer. I just had to sign some papers. It was done by mail so I never went to court or a hearing. I was very naive and knew nothing of the 10 year requirement for SS benefits. I wish I had sought legal advice or at least stepped into a public building instead of doing the divorce by mail because I might have learned a lot about my rights or possibly received a brochure from Social Security explaining the rules and might have tried to delay a couple of months.

    I invested a lot of my youth. time and money in the marriage and put my own interests on hold and fit the definition of a vulnerable spouse. I put him through several years of his PhD program in American History at U-M Ann Arbor, paying his expenses by working as a waitress. He sometimes worked part time. He finished all his education and coursework but not his thesis. Then when I inherited a small sum from my mother, he discouraged me from working at all. We went through quite a bit of the inherited money on our rent, our car, our food, his extensive dental work, etc. I became disenchanted with the marriage as the years went on and no thesis. He obtained a job so as not to depend so much on me but he found one as a government worker in Lansing which meant an unhappy move and giving up my new found art connections.

    He was a very well informed person, constantly read stuff, and worked as a state public health statistician at the time we divorced. Sometimes I wonder if he knew about and withheld the info about the 10 year requirement so that he could remarry quicker. I was certainly a vulnerable spouse, and unfortunately also not well informed.

    During the marriage my income was very low. I struggled with low self esteem and underemployment until the 1990s when I finished my education and became a social worker, but I have no pension or retirement program, just an IRA with about $25K. I can never catch up social security wise. My ex did finish his thesis in the early 1980s and became a tenured professor, a job he has had since the mid-1980’s.

    Many of my age group were married only 7, 8, or 9 years and were/are vulnerable spouses. This was before women really came into their own in terms of rights, self awareness, availability of decent jobs, etc. We were a transitional generation. Some will be very poor when we are old. If I continue earning what I now earn at my fulltime job, I will be living on no more than $950 per month social security at age 67. I would probably get around $1800 or maybe even more if I were on my husband’s benefits. Because of my ignorance of the government’s social security rules, I have a future of poverty ahead instead of a modest lifestyle in senior low cost housing with money for medicare copays, etc.

    Will Social Security ever lower the 10 year requirement (as they once did before from 20 years)? Should people coming before the civill authorities to divorce should be given information from Social Security on what are the implications for their retirement? I truly believe that most people divorcing do not know about it. Does Social Security have any obligation to inform?

    As for me, can the period we lived under the same roof before the marriage be construed as common law marriage?
    Should I try to get a copy of my no fault divorce agreement to see if it is valid and executed properly?

    You have my permission to send this anywhere if it will help anyone.

    Mary Nash

  36. Elizabeth Ann Barkman said:

    I was married to Charles David Branham on July 12, 1958 and divorced on Febuary 25, 1996 due to extreme domestic violence and habitual drunkeness. Mr Branham passed away October 12, 2005. I remarried on August 24,1996. I was told I remarried too early to draw my first husbands Social Security, but that I could get a divorce from my second husband and file for my first husbands Social Security and then remarry my second husband again! I was not aware that I could not remarry. I was married to my first husband for 37 years and 7 months and endured estreme physical abuse for over 30 years, I was advised by my doctor that he would kill me if I did not get out, there was no help for abused women back then. I was born June 10, 1940, I am 68 years old
    and feel I should be entiled to draw my first husbands Social Security with out havinging to divorce my current husband. AGAIN I WAS UNAWARE THAT MY REMARRING WOULD PREVENT ME FROM RECEIVING MY FIRST HUSBANDS SOCIAL SECURITY, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS?
    THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE, ELIZABETH A BARKMAN

  37. Joseph S said:

    I was married for 27 years and after being divorced for two years I was struck by a car while I was working and as a result I am disabled. Can my first wife draw from my social security when she becomes 62 and does my second wife still draw from my social security when she becomes 62. Please tell me how this all works?

  38. Anonymous said:

    how do i get the answers to a couple of the above questions

  39. Marcelline Evans said:

    I am 70 years old. I am presently seperated from my third husband with a divorce within the next three months.My second husband died after 11 years of marriage.My first husband and I divorced after 20 years of marriage. I am now receiving my social security benifits monthlly plust a very small pension. Am I entitled to any husbands benifits? The first husband remarried shorty after we divorved. Please reply to the above I’m confused

  40. Marcelline Evans said:

    I am 70 years old. I am presently seperated from my third husband with a divorce within the next three months.My second husband died after 11 years of marriage.My first husband and I divorced after 20 years of marriage. I am now receiving my social security benifits monthlly plust a very small pension. Am I entitled to any husbands benifits? The first husband remarried shorty after we divorved. Please reply to the above I’m confused

  41. Anonymous said:

    i am a senior and on s.s. my question is; i am getting remarried , will my s.s.benifits be cut off?
    i am 77 years old. email my answer, juanita hall

  42. juanita hall said:

    i am 77 and on s.s if i remarry will my benifits be cut off?
    juanita hall

  43. Kathy said:

    My husband was married for 13 years to A. (He was her 2nd husband. )
    She married again 4 years after we married, and was divorced 5 years later. But she has been drawing $186 a month off of my husband’s(her husband #2) SS for years.

    2 questions?
    1. She has had 3 husbands. Does she have the right to draw off of husband #2.
    2. Should not her marriage to husband 3 cause her to lose the benefit she gets off of my husbands SS?

  44. CD said:

    I need to know if my Mom can pull my Dad’s social security. He passed away in 2000. My step-mom is still alive, but I don’t believe she is drawing it either. How can I find out who is eliglble?

  45. Dale Rush said:

    I WAS MARRIED TO MY EX HUSBAND 10 YEARS ..wE ARE DIVORCED FOR 3 YEARS HE IS DYING OF CANCER AT 60 . HE IS ON DISABILITY FOR SOME MENTAL ISSUES…hES WAS A VETEReN AND i AM 59 YEARS OLD.i UNDERSTAND i CAN COLLECT ON HIS SS WHEN i AM 60 i HAVE NEVER REMARRIED…i RECIEVE ALIMONY FROM HIM FOR SEVEN MORE YEARS BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF HE DIES BEFORE i TURN 60..DO i STILL HAVE TO WAIT TO COLLECT HIS SS TILL i AM 60 ??hOW DO i LIVE FOR A YEAR??/tHANK YOU dALE

  46. myrna j. morris said:

    I have been married one time from 1958 to 1980. My husband remarried to a woman now 58. They have 2 children. My former husband recently died ( age 79). Will I be entitled to any of his social security widows monies? I am 70, working part time, and on social security benefits of my own

  47. Judith Phillips said:

    I was married for 43 yrs and then divorced 2 yrs ago. I am 67yrs old. I remarried 2 yrs ago as well as my ex-husband married 1 yr ago. He has cancer . Am I entitled to some of his social security upon his death.

    Judith Phillips

  48. kay collins said:

    I’m married to a man for 5 years he has been married 5 times wife#1 for 1 yearsno kids wife#2 for 3 years 1 child that is 30 years old
    wife#3 for11 years no kids wife#4for 5 years 2 kids 5-8years old and me for 4 years no kids if he dies who is intitled for his social security up on his death?

  49. Amy said:

    I was married to a man for 28 years. We have been divorced for approx. 10 years. I have been residing with another man 5 years and we are not married, living now in the state of North Carolina (non common-law marrage state). We live as a married couple, joint insurances, own a house together, taxes, etc. My question: Am I entiled to SS benefits from my former husband once I reach 62 even though I live with this man?

  50. Anonymous said:

    i have been married to my husband for 28 years . we are getting divorced i am going on disability can i draw on his ss

  51. Jeanette said:

    I was married for 19 years and we divorced in 1987, he passed away in 1995. I am on total disibility now, and I did remarry. Would I be eligble for any monies from my first husband? I am 58.

  52. Natividad said:

    I have a question, i was married for my first husband for 7 years and i had remarried again and he also remarried again, he died 7 years ago i am his first wife, do i get his ss benefit, i am 58 years old.some one give me an answer please,

  53. Brenda McHenry said:

    Hi,
    I was married to my fromer hubsand for 13 years. Our divorce was due to his unfaithfulness and he wanted a divorce to marry this other woman. We were married from 1956-1969. She was also
    married at the time. My former hubsand now is a millionaire now. I retired at the age of 62 and 3 months. I wish I had waited, but I need money to have a steady income. I’ve work on and off and doing sales in demenstation for different party plans. I ask the social security if I wasn’t intitled to more of his income than what I am getting. Which is going to be 799.00 a month. How can I find out
    about how much I should get from his social securtiy benitifs. He own’s his business and he hasn’t
    retired yet. I think Iam intitled to more than what I am getting. Could you help to find out what I need to do. I did get married a second time after 17yrs from my first hubsand. But my second hubsand and I are divorced for the last 6yrs. Can you help me find out how I can get information on my first hubsand social security benitifs for me. Thank you.
    Yours truly,
    Brenda

  54. Carol said:

    I am a divorced woman who is on disability I am 50 years old my x and i was married 21 years and he is now recieving disability am i entitled to some of his benifits also i plan on getting married in the future will this affect my chance of recieving my x benifits

  55. Jeanette said:

    I was married for 19 1/2 years . We divorced and we both remarried later. His second wife, they were only together for 1 year. He got on disibility and was on that for about 6 years until he passed away. I am on disibility and would like to know if I am elgible to draw from my first husband. I am 58.

  56. NORMA said:

    If you are in your second marriage and have been married for 6 yrs. I was first married for 32 yrs. Can i draw ss on my first marriage.

  57. Carole said:

    Living with significant other in a common law situation….when he passes away..could I receive his SOcial Security check?

  58. Carole Weller said:

    I was divorced in 1989 after 171/2 yrs of marriage. I am 58, plan to remain single and wonder if I will be eligible for a portion of my 61 yr old retired ex-husband’s benefit when I turn 62? I realize that I cannot receive more than 1/2 of his benefit from my own SS benefits, so how do I discover how much he is receiving to determine if I qualify without making him angry?
    Thanks so much for your help

  59. Carole Weller said:

    Knowing that my SS benefit cannot exceed 1/2 of my ex-spouses benefit, how can I discover how much he is receiving without making him resentful? Thanks.

  60. Sandra DeNicola said:

    My ex-husband retired in 2006 but is not collecting ss yet can i retire now since I am 62 and collect off of his

  61. leslie glover said:

    I am 62. I have been married and divorced five times. Can I recieve my second husbands social security? We were married for 11 years and then divorced. I married three times after my second husband and divorced all three. My second husband died about 7 years ago. Can I recieve his social security?

  62. paula sayre said:

    I have recently married a man that already receives ss disiability am i intitled to anything and if so how do i go about getting this done

  63. jane said:

    i was married for 23 years and got a divorce, i remarried when i was 54 years old . i may be getting a divorce from my present husband. i want to know if so will i qualify to receive from my ex husbands social security . i was told that i n order to receive benifits from my ex husband. i couldn’t of married before the age of 60, but if i become divorced before the age of 62 then i could draw social security from my ex. but a lawyer said if i become divorced before 65 than i could. what is the right answer. social security is vague with their answers. they told me to go on the website, but its real confusing. thanks

  64. dorothy said:

    i am divorced from remarried can istiil get ss benifits from my x iget ss now so would it be increasedat his death

  65. Wanda said:

    When i signed up for social security at the age of 62. I was married to my second husband for
    eight years. I was married to my first husband for twenty-four years. I ask the social security if I could draw from my first husband and they said no, that I make to much money, now I am hearing that I could have drawed from my first husband. What is right could I have or not. I will wait to hear from you, Thanks

  66. Dana said:

    Hi,

    My ex husband and I were married 16 years. We divorced in 1999. He has sinced remarried, but I am single. Will I be entitled to draw on his Social Security when I am 62, and for what amount of money? ( How does the percentage work, for the new wife and me?)

  67. christie said:

    Hi,
    My ex husband and i were married in 1963. We divorced in 1991. He has since remarried, and I am single. Will i be able to draw on his Social Security since I am 62? How does the percentage work for the new wife and me?

  68. Rona lisa Notton said:

    I was married for 25 years. My ex and I divorced due to his infidelity. We were both 47 years old at the time. I remarried at the age of 50 and my ex remarried at the age of 52.
    My ex advised me to have a Mediator (his good friend) represent us rather than to have each of us hire a Divorce lawyer. Since I feel I was not well informed and incapable at the time of making decisions due to depression…I consequently made some very poor financial decisions and did not protect myself.
    I feel my ex took advantage of my vulnerability and more.
    Is there any way that I can still draw from my ex’s social security?
    Thank you for any information on this.

  69. M. ERNST said:

    I am a 64 year old divorcee and was wondering at what age can I collect on my ex’s social security? He went on disability at age 57 and died at 58. Neither of us remarried but we were married for 19 years. I am still working and will continue until I can retire with full benefits either from my soc. ser. or my ex’s. Would it be beneficial to me if I waited till I was 66 or wouldn’t that make any difference if I am collecting on his soc. sec.? Can I get his full benefits or could I collect 1/2 of his 1/2 of mine. Not sure which one would benefit me the most.

    Thank you, Martha Ernst

  70. LOUISE said:

    I WAS MARRIED FOR 14 YEARS,WE SEPARATED FOR 6 MONTHS,GOT REMARRIED AND WERE MARRIED FOR 6 MORE YEARS..I AM 56 AND DISABLED AND RECIEVE SOCILAL SECURITY ON MY OWN WORK…AM I ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF MY HUSBAND’S BENEFITS? AND IF HE PASSES AWAY,WILL I BE ELIGABLE FOR ANYTHING?WHEN WE DIVORCED,HE AGREED HE WOULD PAY CHILD SUPPORT WHEN HE RECEIVED HIS DISABILITY.. MY CHILDREN GREW UP,EXCEPT THE YOUNGEST,BEFORE HE GOT HIS DISABILITY.. AM I ELIGABLE FOR THAT AFTER HE PASSES?

  71. j myers said:

    I was married to 1st husband for 13 years divorced in 1979 and re married at age 33 in 198- . next year i plan to draw ss and I need to know if I can draw on X husbands, he will be old enought for SS same time as I

  72. j myers said:

    I was married to 1st husband for 13 years divorced in 1979 and re married at age 33 in 198- . next year i plan to draw ss and I need to know if I can draw on X husbands, he will be old enought for SS same time as I

  73. P.Lindbloom said:

    I would like to know if i can draw social security benefits from my deceased ex-husband. We were married for 11 years and had one child. That was 32 yrs ago. I have remarried and will be able to draw benefits this Ocrober. I was told that I can draw from his benefits. Tell me if this is correct ,and how can I find out how much it will be compared to my amount.

  74. Rosemary M. Perry said:

    I am a 64 yr old female. I am divorced and remarried for 31 yrs. My present husband is very ill and doctors don’t give him much hope. I am on disablied and he was and now his turned to retiredment, when he turned 65.

    I want to know if my second husband passes away, do I get the same amount that he gets now or does it decrese. Also can I draw on my first husband or can I draw from my first husband now. We were married for thirteen years and his will be the highest amount because he made alot of money or does he have to be deceased also for me to draw on him.

    Thank you, Rosemary Perry

  75. Peni said:

    My mother is 63 years old. My father died in the year 2006. My mother never applied for his social security. But, now she remarried in the year 2008. Her husband now is 67 years old. Does my mother have the right to apply for my fathers social security income??

  76. Racheen Bingham said:

    I was married to my ex-husband for 10 years and divorced. Instead of paying into social security, he opted to pay into his City Government Pension Plan instead. I do qualify for half of his SS when we retire; however, since he did not pay SS and paid instead into a City Government Pension, am I entitled to any of that pension? Thank you for any assistance.
    Racheen

  77. S. Stewart said:

    i am 62 and receiving my deceased husband Social Socurity benefits and plan to remarry in the near furture. Will I lose my deceased husband S.S benefits after remarrying?

  78. sandra rogers said:

    I will turn the age of 62 in August. I was married for 21 yrs and have been divorced from my ex-spouse for 22 yrs. With all the information I have read, I can draw from his social security. Do I take any papers when I go to sign up for social security, showing I was married to this man and divorced?

    Sandy

  79. Anna said:

    A lot of good questions here…where are the answers????

  80. Dave said:

    This post has lots of good information. The link to the Social Security Administration–SSA.gov–leads to even more. The resources posted by the government will answer all your specific questions. Everyone’s situation is different, but the basic principles are posted by the Social Security Administration. They also have other online resources and publications, staff located throughout the country, telephone access, in-person access, etc. Go to SSA.gov and look for the materials that pertain to your specific situation. If that doesn’t help, go to http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/reach.htm and you can find out other ways to contact the Social Security Administration.

  81. kathy said:

    i am 61 and have been married for 2 and 1/2 years to my second current spouse. am i only entitled to his ss death benefits if we are married when he dies

  82. kathy said:

    i am 61 and have been married for 2 and 1/2 years to my second current spouse. am i only entitled to his ss death benefits if we are married when he dies

  83. sr club said:

    can i get my ex-husbanbs ss benifits .he was remarried and both deceiced.
    i was remarried and diversed. i’m age 78
    thanks

  84. Evelyn Weaver said:

    i was wondering, if I can draw off a deceased husband? we were married for over 10 years and he died in 1999, he was a korean war veteran, our handi-capped child was supposed to of drawn money off his deceased dad, till he was 25, but he never did. i am remarried now, but was wondering if theres some kind of benefits i could get from his Social Security.
    my phone number is: 270-442-3290. I live in Paducah, Ky. I am 56 years old and can not work.

  85. Linda Carranza said:

    I was married for 31 years to my husband. I am disabled and have been drawing SSI for 20 years. We divorced 8 years ago but we have been living together the last 5 years, but we have not formally remarried. Can I draw survivor benefits from him? I am 55 years old. We have four children together ages 19 to 26.

  86. Rosemary Black said:

    My husband was married for 22 yrs, divorced and we have been married for 10 yrs. We are not yet ready for social security but when we are, will I be eligble to draw on his social security. And will his ex wife be eligble also?

  87. Abby said:

    I am 62 years old. I divorced my first husband after 23 years of marriage. He never remarried and is now deceased. My second husband has filed for a divorce. Once the divorce is final will I be able to collect my first (deceased) husbands SS benefits? I’ve tried reading the “rules”, but find it very confusing.

  88. Abby said:

    I am 62 years old. I divorced my first husband after 30 years of marriage. He never remarried and is now deceased. My second husband has filed for a divorce. Once the divorce is final will I be able to collect my first (deceased) husband’s SS benefits? I’ve tried reading the “rules”, but find it very confusing.

  89. Barbara Chalk said:

    I was married for 27 years, and have been divorced for 15 years, Neither one of us remarried, I would like to get married next year, If I do can I get collect his ss after I marry.. When I reach 62 years of age. do I get half of his ss ??

  90. carmen said:

    I married at 20 my husband became sick with cancer after five years he decided he didnt want to be taking care of no more he divorced me. will i get his ss if something happens to him or if i remarry and if he remarries will i still get his ss?

  91. linda j said:

    i have been diorced from my fst husband for over 26 yrs,,i am on ssi ,,,he has become disabled himself in the last few yrs,,now want i wont to know is if i can draw something off him sence i was his first wife,,,we where married seven yrs,,,,,ty Linda j.

  92. Betty said:

    Can I draw from my dead husbands ss if it was only a common law marriage of 27 years .we raised 6 children and our lives was as a real marriage in every way except for the marriage certificate.

  93. Betsy said:

    If I receive my deceased exhusband’s ss at age 60, can I convert to my own ss when I turn 66 1/2?

  94. amanda schultz said:

    If I receive my dad’s social security death benefits, do I loose my benefit if I get married when I’m still attending school?

  95. CINDY said:

    I HAVE RECEIVED SO MANY DIFFERENT ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION AND FINALLY TODAY AFTER GOING TO MY LOCAL OFFICE WAS TOLD THE FOLLOWING. I AM STILL WONDERING IF THIS IS TRUE:
    I WILL TURN 62 IN SEPT. 2009, AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE EARLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
    I WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO MY EX FOR 11 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN DIVORCED FROM HIM FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
    I REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 61.
    MY CURRENT HUSBAND IS 56.
    MY EX HUSBAND TURNED 62 ON JUNE 1, 2009.
    I WAS TOLD THAT BECAUSE I WAS MARRIED FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS AND REMARRIED OVER THE AGE OF 60, EVEN THOUGH MY EX HUSBAND IS STILL ALIVE I CAN GET “DUAL ENTITLEMENT”, FOR HIS IS HIGHER THAN MINE.
    IS THIS TRUE?
    I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE A SOLID ANSWER. GOING CRAZY!!!! THANK YOU

  96. Anna said:

    My husband died after 29 years of marriage. I remarried a man that was divoriced with 2 children. As his second wife, am I entotled to his pension and social security? Can his children from his first wife claim anything from his estate?

  97. Marian Hale said:

    I was married to my former husband January 18, 1992. I divorced him Aug. of 2007 due to Domestic Violence. I have gone through Domestic Violence issues twice with him, the first was December if 1998, but took him back when the state if Utah forced him to get “rage” counseling which he had to pay for. The second Domestic Violence issue was March 2006. This time he was forcibally moved out of my home by the Sheriff’’s Department and I am on a Protective Order since that tiime. He has moved out of the state of Utah where I live to California. I read an article on the Domestic Violence Webstite that even though he is still living I could get his social security payment
    since his is higher than mine, We are both 78 years if age. Could you advise me since we will have been divorced two years in Aug. 2009?

    Marian Hale

  98. Marian Hale said:

    Could you please answer the above questions by e-mail since I do not have a Website of Blog.

    Marian Hale billie528@msn.com

  99. Mary Garza said:

    my ex-husband just passed away and he was receiving disability . our children are 18 and older but he was paying me back child support . Now that he has passed on will i still get the child support.

  100. Judith Peck said:

    I have been married twice. My first husband is still living. We were married 12/22/l956 and divorced 03/15/1983. My second husband is decease as of 10/17/2004. Am I eligible to draw benefits from my first husband.

  101. Ella Matthews said:

    I am a divorced Navy Officer’s wife. I need to fill out all the necessary forms to begin retirement procedures. Who do I contact? When the divorce as filed does the attorney sent that information to the Navy Retirement Office? Please inform me of the procedures.

    Is there any means of me getting a commisary card or any of the benefits that I had prior to the divorce? Please let me know immediately. My former spouse is married again. Thanks Ella Matthewsw

  102. Anonymous said:

    my first husband and i was married and had only children we was divoce he never remarried and i never remarried , until he passed away, iam 65 now .can i draw his retirement?

  103. b.j said:

    i was marreed and had two children we was divoce he never married again and i nevre married again untill he passed away. i am 65 now can ireceive retirement now?

  104. Monica Allison said:

    hello, my sister applied for ssc. to start collecting oct 09…she was married for 20 yrs and have been divorced over 10 yrs….we found out she should have applied for spousal benefits instead..how can she reverse application?.thank you..p.s. she will be 63yrs. in aug 09 and is still working…

  105. Anonymous said:

    I am a second wife and heard that my husbands first wife and two adult children are entitled to his pension and social security. Is it correct?

  106. MAUREEN ALLEN said:

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO COLLECT ON MY EX HUSBANDS SOCIAL SECURITY? he is 72 and worked until age70. Iam almost 65. He was a teacher and I CANT GET ANY INFORMATION FROM SOC.SECURITY BECAUSE THEY SAID THAT TEACHERS HAVE THEIR OWN UNION. WE WERE MARRIED 13 YEARS. IF YOU CAN HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

  107. MAUREEN ALLEN said:

    DO YOU ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS?

  108. Brenda said:

    My husband and I were married for 21 yrs. We recently divorced, he has remarried, but I haven’t. Am I entitled to his diasble social security if some reason I get disabled?

  109. esther said:

    my husband and l have been living together for 34 yrs. all of a sudden he decided to leave we have three children that at old enough to provided for them self l would like to know if l am intitled to anything even though we were not married?

  110. Anonymous said:

    how do i read other comments

  111. Dee said:

    Overthe last six months, I have contacted SS five times only to be told they do not knowthe answer to my only question. The SS reps have offered calll me back with the answer, but of course, they do not.
    My ex-spouse and I were married more than ten years, one-half of his SS will be considerably more than mine, even if I wait until I am full retirement age to take it at 66. He has remarried, I have not.
    He will take his SS benefits this year at age 62, with the 25% reduction. His current wife will have to take the same 25% reduction when she draws off his SS, no matter what age she is, per the SS reps I have talked to.
    My question is: as an ex-spouse, does the same rule apply to me? Will I be forced to take the same 25% reduction also? N o one has been able to answer this yet. Recently, I spoke to a 18 year SS employee – he said he had never been asked that question before and HIS supervisor didn’t know either. They were some of the five reps that offered to call me back with an answer – which never happened. THIS IS NOT ADDRESSED AT THE WEBSITE.. THE SS REPS CAN’T FIND IT AND I CAN’T EITHER. Okay, who has the answer for all of us in this position? I knowI can’t be the only one!!!!! Thanks……Dee

  112. Dee said:

    I HAVE NO II DEA WHY THE ABOVE MESSAGE IS SUCH A MESS – THAT WAS NOT WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN I SUBMITTED IT! DEE

  113. david d salter said:

    I was divorce in 1990 after 18 years of marrige and remarried later that year.My exwife was remarried for over a year. now she is divorced. her ex is deceased can she draw on my ssdisabity. will this affect my ssdisabity.she is under 60 and working,and has no depentants.

    thank you
    dave salter

  114. Carol Ann Trapanij said:

    I am 70 and plan to remarry. Will my SS be cut off if I do? My boyfriend is 69. Will his SS be cut off also if he marries me?

  115. sstab said:

    i am 20 and i have 3 children with 2 different fathers. i am ingaged to a 63 year old man and he draws social security, he tells me when we get married we will all 4 be able to get ss. but my questions are…
    will we be available to draw it aswell?
    will it effect my childsupport i have yet to get from the fathers of my children?
    also will the checks be made out to the man or me?
    im just trying to figure this out it is very complicated for me as to he and i have such a age difference!

  116. Robin said:

    I was married to my husband for seven years, divorced for a year and remarried him for 9 years. He then remarried another woman who is 60 and disabled. He has passed and I was wondering if I can draw on his social security when I turn 60, I am 56 now.

  117. Celicia Chance said:

    I was married to my exhusband for 20+ year and had 4 chidlren ,which are all over 18 now. I have since become disabled. He has remarried and is still living but is disabled also. We are both over 62.
    Currently I am on SSI benefits becasue I am partially paralyzed on my left side from a stroke and I do not have any SSC benefits. Would this qualify me to collect on his SSC benefits since he is not deceased?

  118. Anonymous said:

    Question

    If my ex husband becomes disabled at 52 years old, can I start getting part of the social security? I am unemployed and 54 years old woman (we were married for 16 years) I live in California.

  119. Dee said:

    my ex husband of 20 years passed on. I remarried and divorced after 15 years.. he remarried she is still living
    Am I still able to draw of his social security? if so at what age .

  120. PATRICIA NEWMAN said:

    I WAS MARRIED FOR 21YEARS I HAVE REMARRIED IN 2008, HE HAS ALSO REMARRIED BEFORE I DID .I AM 55YEARS OLD.AND I AM ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND IT WILL SOON RUN OUT. DO I HAVE TO WAIT TILL IAM 62 YEARS OLD? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.

  121. Anonymous said:

    if my x wife passed am i intiled to her ssi

  122. brenda kasab said:

    i will be 62 in sept and my doc just put me on disabity but i have not sign up yet,im self employed and not married.can i draw off of my childrew dad of 16 years to help.thank you

  123. Anonymous said:

    I am divorced and disabled, I am curently on disability but I still do not make enough money for myself and my two children. I was married to him for a little over 10 years. Is it true that I can draw off of his social security also?

  124. chattycathy said:

    I have been divorced for many years, but can an ex-spouse receive their deceased spouse social security disability if they are not 62. I am only 59 and he is 64.

  125. Anonymous said:

    My fiance ane I were each married before. I was married for 17 years. He was married for about 10 years the 1st time and dicvorced then remarried the same woman again and was married to her for around 10 years again. Once they each pass away who do I off of? Who am I allowed to draw off of? I have no idea how this works.

  126. joyce said:

    i have been disabled since 1999. drawning ss disbilitly for 8yrs my husband passed away 7yrs ago
    we where married for 28yrs before he passed. is it true i can drawn is ss at my age of 50yrs old
    since i am disabled? and if i was to get married again would i still be able to drawn his ? i dont know how to found out this info. and i dont get much on my ss disbility. can anyone help me with these questions please

  127. Anonymous said:

    Great questions, how about some answers.

  128. Linda said:

    I was married twice, with the first marriage being 7 years in length and the other also 7 years. Both not being a straight 10 years in length. I have been home the majority of the time caring for children, and still am, as I have a disabled child from both marriages whom I still care for as adults. Because of this my work history has been limited. Will I be able to collect anything from my former husbands social security benefits? Please let me know. Thank you.

    Linda V.

  129. Betsy said:

    If you marry more than once and each spouse passes away, can you get part of each deceased spouse SS? Each one was already receiving theirs already.

  130. Diana Campione said:

    Can I collect Social Security Benefits on my ex husbands Social Security. We were married 37 years? He will be 62 in Mardh 2010?

  131. Jeannette said:

    My question is … My husband was married for 23 years to his now ex wife.. He is only 47 we have been married for 7 years now. So my question is, Now that i am his wife will, i be entitled to any of his benefits should he pass??? Would she be entitled to his benefits also, being she has never remarried?? Would both of us be entitled to any of it should he pass..??? I just wanted to know. So that i know what to do when the time comes..

  132. Don said:

    I was married in 1982 and divorced in 1985 to the same woman i’ve been living with since 1982. We file taxes individually but have lived under the same roof since 1982 or 27 years. Can she be eligable for my ss benefit if i’m alive or deceased?

  133. Del said:

    I was married for 12 years, my ex-husband is now deceased, will I get his social security benefits?
    I have not remarried. I am 54 years of age, If I were to get married would I not be able to get his benefits

  134. Camay said:

    I want to know if my mother can draw SSI off her soon to be ex-husband? My mother is 56 and sense being with him she has been a house wife and worked there own business that he of course ran into the ground. Has left her penniless. Please advise. She was married to the man for 17 years.

  135. c stewart said:

    i was married 19 yrs and have been divoriced 20yr. i am now 55 and will i be able to draw from ex-husbands ss. ex husband is now deceased.

  136. Judy Booth said:

    Where are the answers to these questions?

  137. Anonymous said:

    why or where are th answers to these questions/ wh ypost questions if there aren’t any answers.. please advise. thanks, Tom

  138. Kathleen said:

    Judy and Anon are spot on: Where are the answers to these questions:?

    Judy Booth said:
    January 13th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Where are the answers to these questions?

    Anonymous said:
    January 17th, 2010 at 4:41 am

    why or where are th answers to these questions/ wh ypost questions if there aren’t any answers.. please advise. thanks, Tom

  139. Molly said:

    I’m married for 2 years to a man that receives SSDI. He was previously married for 20 years to another woman, then divorced. Am I entitled to any benefits after his death?

  140. Verda Willis said:

    I AM 61 YEARS OLD,I GET A RETIREMENT CHECK FROM MY JOB BUT I DONT GET SOCIAL SECURITY. AM I ENTITLED TO MY HUSBANDS SOCIAL SECURITY BEING THAT I HAVE BEEN DIVOICED 25 YEARS AND HE HAS REMARRIED.

  141. Verda Willis said:

    I AM 61 YEARS OLD,I GET A RETIREMENT CHECK FROM MY JOB BUT I DONT GET SOCIAL SECURITY. AM I ENTITLED TO MY HUSBANDS SOCIAL SECURITY BEING THAT I HAVE BEEN DIVORCED 25 YEARS AND HE HAS REMARRIED.

  142. Claudia Humphrey said:

    He is cool about talking about he married the third time and adopted children.
    she never married again after marrying him 2 times.
    there is no answer to the above domestic questions
    will you email an answer why should i wait any longer,
    he has not proved he has a final judgement on my second divorce
    and he is with this 3rd woman.
    why should he be able to dictate to the social security administration
    what happens to my spousal social security.
    been waiting a year, does it build up?????????
    bishop_here@yahoo.com

  143. Debbie Brown said:

    My husband was married 2 times before. His first wife he was married to for 12 years. His second wife for close to 5 years. If he should pass away or retire before we have been married for a certain length of time are they entitled to any of his social security?

  144. Debbie Brown said:

    MY HUSBAND WAS MARRIED 2 TIMES BEFORE. HIS FIRST WIFE NEVER REMARRIED AND THEY WERE MARRIED FOR 12 YEARS. HIS SECOND WIFE REMARRIED AND HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY. ARE EITHER OF THEM ENTITLED TO HIS SOCIAL SECURITY IF HE DIES OR RETIRES.HE IS 52 NOW.WE WERE MARRIED IN 2005.

  145. patricia conley said:

    im 53 married at 48 ssn claims i was 2 yrs to young to be a widowed spouse.my 1st husband died 08/02/2009.i was married to 1st husband1973-1985. i have a disability since 1989. with my disability, divorce,and did my own work. why am i not due his ssa. is there some thing im missing out on?

  146. Bev said:

    I maarried a man that had been married for 42 years, and divorced nnow for 11 years. My first husband died in 1981 and I wonder if I am entitled to his social security now. My husband is still living, and has t pay his ex-wife $150.00 a monthe maintenance. She todl him that if he takes her back to court to reduce or get rid ot the maintenance payments, she will take half his social security. If she does try t ocalim half sis ss, will it come out of his ss check, or a differeant account?

  147. Anonymous said:

    I have been married for 19 years in June 2010. He is 65 and been retired and on Social Security and retirement benefits for about 2 years. I am 49 years old and contemplating divorce. We have two dependant children at home as well. I need to know if we do divorce, am I entitled to half of his social security benefits and his retirement as well?

  148. Debra Smith said:

    I have been married for 19 years in June 2010. He is 65 and been retired and on Social Security and retirement benefits for about 2 years. I am 49 years old and contemplating divorce. We have two dependant children at home as well. I need to know if we do divorce, am I entitled to half of his social security benefits and his retirement as well?

  149. barbara nelson said:

    So where are the answers to these questions?

  150. Jackie said:

    I was married for 15 years, we divorced in 1988. I retired early due to medical disability and have just turned 59. My ex is still alive and remarried for the last 5 years. Will I be able to get half of his social security when I reach 59 1/2 under these circumstances? Please email or direct me to an answer along with where to obtain proper forms.
    Thanks

  151. DJ said:

    I was married to a man Just under 10 years and would like to know what rights I will have to his SS, 401 and or IRA? We had two children together. He remarried, However I did not. I am currently unemployed and will not be eligible for another 7 years for SS. Please respond.

  152. Yolanda Stephens said:

    i got married to a man in 1964 and was divorced in 1976. He remarried and so did i. He died around1985. Would i be eligible to collect any ss from him at all. I also do not know his ss#. I would appreciate a answer. Thank you

    Yolanda Stephens

  153. Ava Carp said:

    I was married to a man for 5 years and he died. I drew SS until my son reached 18. I recently turned 60 years of age. Am I eligible for a widows pension?
    Thank you

  154. Viesta said:

    I was married for 25 years, as a stay at home Mother, I have since been divorced from my ex husband for 12 years, upon retiring in a few years, will I still be entitled to the SSI under my ex-husband’s SSI? I now live in Canada and am remarried. I would appreciate a response! Thank you!

  155. jolene said:

    I was married to my ex for 8 years but together 15 we have 3 children together and i was a stay home mom. am i eligible to reciece his ss or part of his pension?

  156. meeson said:

    I was married for 6 years and got a divorce and he died after 5year later without remarried.I was remarried 8years ago and I am thinking that we may be getting a divorce or separate from my present husband. I want to know, if so will I qualify to receive from my ex husbands social security?My present husband has been married with e-wife for 13 years. His e-wife become over 62 years old now and mentally ill .I am 55years old now.If I become on 62 years old.which SSC benefit can I get after I am 62? If I can live with him more than 10years,then can I apply for present husband benefit as well? He has good SSC benefit from retired military.
    I look forward to hearing good advise answer soon.
    Regards.

  157. ruth holmes said:

    hi i was married to my first husband for 23 yers our son are 40 ahd 30 im on ssi i was told that i can colect from him when i guess 62 i married again 2008 but were getting divorced i have bipolar and fibromyalgia bad wil i collect from my first husbsnd i was married 23 years didnt work al those year hes going to work what do i get for being married to him 23 years thank you so much

  158. darlene s said:

    I was married for 14 yrs to my first husband who was 6 yrs old than me. I was not allowed to work. We divorced after 14 yrs. I am re-married, he is not and I just turned 62. I work full time and I am wondering if I am entitled to any of his social security?

  159. Kathleen said:

    I will be 60 yrs old this summer, my ex-husband is 68 yrs old collecting social security. We were married 10 yrs and divorced 10. I have not remarried; I am working, but have been struggling. Am I entitled to any of his social security?
    Thank you.

  160. Marge Creedon said:

    My first marriage ended in divorce after 11 years. 4 years later I married again. My husband and I were married for 9 years. He then passed away that year.
    Someone recently told me that I would not be able to collect from his soc. sec. because we were not married for 10 years. Is that true? Even if it is not true, would I be able to collect from my first husband of 11 years if the amount is greater. I had children with both husbands.

  161. Sharon Brown said:

    I was married to my husband for 15years, then divorced. Am I entitled to draw on his SSBenefits now that I am 63??

  162. charlotte m. fan said:

    I was married for approximately 18 years and then divorced. My ex-husband was 11 years younger than myself. Although I don’t have SSD I have a private policy for which I have been disabled for over approx. 11 years. Am I able to draw ss on his ss as I am 62+ years at this time. Any explanation would be helpful.

    Thanks

  163. ROBIN GRIFFIN said:

    I WAS MARRIED FOR 22 YEARS TO MY EX HUSBAND.WE HAVE THREE GROWN CHILDREN. I ALSO HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS THAT STATE HE IS TO PAY ME 700.00 AMONTH ALIMONY PAYMENTS FOR TEN YEARS. WHICH HE DID THE FIRST YEAR THROUGH AUTOMATIC PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS. HOWEVER HE THEN QUIT HIS JOB AND WENT TO WORK FOR A FRIEND UNDER THE TABLE MORE OR LESS! SINCE THEN HE HAS REMARRIED AS OF 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO & HAS A SEVEN YEAR OLD WITH HIS NEW WIFE. HE IS VERY SICK IN ICU HAS BEEN FOR SIX WEEKS! IN ALL PROBABILITY HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT…….. IF THIS SHOULD HAPPEN WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS FAR AS ANY SOCIAL SECURITY OR LIFE INSURANCE ,RETIREMENT ETC……..I MET HIM AT FIFTEEN HAD THREE CHILDREN BY THE AGE OF 22 WITH HIM. I HAVE WORKED AS A SERVER/BARTENDER FOR 22 YEARS DON’T HAVE ANY MEDICAL INSURANCE OR MUCH SOCIAL SECURITYBENIFITS WITH THIS PROFESSION. I AM 48 YEARS OLD WHAT RIGHTS AM I ENTITLED TO? PLEASE ADVISE ME IF I AM ENTITLED TO ANY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!

  164. Linda said:

    I was married for over 10 years to a man who died. I remarrid to another man for over 10 years and he died. If I marry again will I lose the social security I am entitled to from my second husband. If I marry again and then divorse am I still elligible for my former deceased husbands social security?. I am 55 years old.

  165. Juan said:

    I was divorced in 1987, I am currently receiving Social Security benefits. My x wife will soon retire and she may claim benefits from my if her Soc Sec. she is entitled to draw on the worker(me) earnings record. Does it reduces my amount of benefits in time or its only a measurement tool ?

  166. Sandy said:

    My Father passed away 14 years ago. I was diagnosed with a crippling bone desease that the doctors say was inheireted from my Father. I was diagnosed at the age of 37 and now I am 47 with double total knee replacements, my hips are next to be replaced. My question is can I draw my Fathers SSI because I am disabled? The state in which I live in says that I am too young to receive SSI benefits(plus wrong color) and yes they actually told me that! Try finding work when you are my age with a disability, even though they are not suppose to discriminate, but they do and they look at you as a liability. I have a 13 years old child to support, what am I suppose to do?

  167. Anonymous said:

    I was married in 1964, divorced in 1976. Can my x receive ss benefits under my work record. He receives his own ss.

  168. marion hills said:

    I was married in 1964, divorced in 1976. I will be retiring soon. Can my X receive SS benefits under my work record. He receives his own SS. He was a horrible husband, and a dead beat father, who never morally, or financially supported his 3 sons, which are all grown men now.

  169. BETTY said:

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE PERCENT OF MY EX HUSBAND’S SOCIAL SECURITY
    I AM ENTITLED TO?

  170. darlene said:

    My husband and I have been married for 31 years however separated for 16 of those years. Presently he is 62 and collecting disability. I was wondering if i could retire at 55 and collect on his SSI. He also collects a Pension am i entitled to that at 55 or do i have to wait until i am 62 years of age.

  171. anna j Hyatt said:

    My son’s wife died at 34.. leaving him alone to raise two babies.. He was paid social security as well. he re married in a year, had to disvorce his second wife on abuse case filed in the courts.. can he get his secioal security back

  172. Carol said:

    Did you people not read at the top of this page:?????

    Please DO NOT POST questions in the comment section. They cannot be answered.

  173. Sue said:

    I was married for 14 years. My X is remarried. When I become 62 years of age can I draw soc. sec. from his earnings? I was also married for two years after my first divorce but now single. My divorce was in 1984.

  174. Dee said:

    I was common law for 15 years with him. Got married on 1/222/05/ divorced 4/15/10- No contest divorce – Am i entitle to pension/ss – He still has me on his medical/life insurance at work.

  175. Jo said:

    I was married to my ex for almost 20 years. I am a disability recipient under the state of Ohio. I am almost 58, do I have to wait until I’m 62 to draw from ex’s ss? I never worked under ss myself. I never remarried. What percent will I get?

  176. doris partridge said:

    my ex died may30th 2010my marage end in 2008 iam not remarried yetso do i get some money my age is 48 married for 23 years two sons from the man 23 is one sons age 22 is the other one please answer me as soon as you can thank you doris partridge

  177. Jean Stewart said:

    My ex husband passed away on June 13, 2010, age 77. His social security benefits are quite a bit more than mine. How do I find out if I am better off applying for benifits on his social security or staying with mine? I am 71 years old.

  178. Lena said:

    Iam a 56 yrs old female I am on disability sinse 1998 was married in 1978 divorced in 2993 my husband was in the military for 4 yrs before we married and married me knowing I was a diabetic I draw SSI and pension from him and took away my Id card and alimony by having a secret day in court and I did not have a lawyer so I have not remarried and neither has he I want to know can I get help from his socal security now because I have and expense I can’t even purchase a home or any thing when he was order to pay almony and give me my Mil ID Am I able to get a lawyer about this since I did not know he had went to court with out me until now my health prevents me from working and holdina job

  179. Bridget Peterson said:

    My husband of 33 years has decided to move on to another woman. He is living with her now while we are in the process of getting a divorce. I am 61 and was told that when I turn 62 or 65 I can draw on his social security. I have worked for several years, but he has worked much longer than I and will have a larger amount for social security.
    Please let me know if I am eligeble to draw his SS and at what age. I am not planning on getting remarried.

  180. jacqueta riggleman said:

    i am divorced and remarried,if my husband dies ,who can i draw social security off of,my ex husband or my second husband who passed away, thank you.
    jacqueta

  181. Veronica Meriwether said:

    When I got married in 2005 Icontinued to get my ssi check but I lost my Insurance, am I intitled to my insurance as long as I’m on ssi? My husband has no insurance either but at least I should Have my own if I’m on ssi. If I knew I would loose my insurance I would have never gotten married. i’m being a big burden to my husband. Please Help me with this problem

  182. l. cain said:

    My Father just passed and i would like to know if my mother is entitled to his ss benifits, he was drawing already as he was 84, he and my mom were married 20 plus years and he was re married for the same, she is collecting ss on my step father, but it is much less then fathers ss.

  183. les said:

    if a divorce 60 tar old woman getting $600 amonth for socil cecurity and ssi gets remaried and new husband’s disabilty money is $2000 amonth which does she get. and he is 53 years old and still working.

  184. Donna Mckeny said:

    I am drawing ss off my second husband, divorced from my third husband for18 years, thinking about getting married, will I lose my ss ?
    Thank You
    Donna Mckeny

  185. Nikkii Rogers said:

    My mother was married to my dad for 13 years and divorced. She remarried my stepdad and he passed away. My mom is drawing his benefits, however I was told she could also draw on my dad also, he is 72. My mother is 69. Is this true?

  186. Deborah Bonanno@q.com said:

    Where can I get information to a social security question.Someone that is willing to help me not try to discourage me.I was legally married 6 years but my husband and I were together 23 years in a common law state.We had 3 children and I had already had 2 children.We raised all 5 children and all the children knew him as their father.My ex-husband,and my childrens father,passed away 3 years ago.Can I collect social security from him and are my children intitled to any benefits.Thankyou,D.Bonanno.

  187. janice said:

    im currently collecting social security which is less than my husband is getting. i we divorce can i get half of his social securty/

  188. bay said:

    My ex spouse and i were married march 1989 until oct 2003 he divorced me and on the decree stated that
    i left him in 1993 that is false, he chased me out in 2001. my question is in two years i wil be 62 years old,
    he is 76. when the time come to apply for ss how will i know if it would be better to get his or mine own.

    just need to know.

  189. Gary said:

    I was married to me first wife for 15 years and we divorced in 1988. I remarried in 1997. She also remarried around that time. My question is who will be eligible for my benefits upon my death? My first wife of 15 years or my current wife .

  190. Rita Cotter said:

    I was married from 1971 to 1993 and neither my spouse or I have remarried. Can I collect on my ex-spouse’s social security? If so, can I do it before he retires?

  191. greg shipley said:

    mom was married to dad have 10 kids divorsed he remarried she has not is she entitled to his benifits he has died

  192. mary said:

    I am 75 yrs old, in the process of a divorce. My husband is 56. We’ve been married for
    35 yrs. I am currently drawing my SS which is a very small amount. I was told that
    once we are divorced I can draw off of him. He does NOT currently recieve SS benifits.
    Do I qualify, after our divorce, to recieve benifits on him, even throw he is only 56?
    I was also told I would have to wait 2 yrs, is that true

  193. Bridget Connolly said:

    I was married for 13 years years. I have never remarried, he did, and I’m turning 59, unemployed. Can I collect on my ex=husbands s.s.

  194. Pam A said:

    My elderly widowed mom was married to my dad for 17 years and divorced many years ago. nstead of my dad paying into social security, he receives a montly check from the Federal Government Pension. If he had paid into SS, she would qualify for the offset between his SS and hers. However, since he did not pay SS and paid instead into a Federal Government Pension, am I entitled to any of his pension? Thank you for any assistance.

  195. Pam A said:

    My elderly widowed mom was married to my dad for 17 years and divorced many years ago. nstead of my dad paying into social security, he receives a montly check from the Federal Government Pension. If he had paid into SS, she would qualify for the offset between his SS and hers. However, since he did not pay SS and paid instead into a Federal Government Pension, would “she” be entitled to any of his pension? Thank you for any assistance

  196. arleen said:

    I am divorced and would like to know what percentage of my ex husbands ss am i entitled to

  197. Karin Maltese said:

    I was married for 20 years and recently divorced. I am 62 years old but my x husband is 12 years younger and is not 62 years old yet. Can I still collect on his social secuity or do I have to wait until he turns 62??

  198. Doug said:

    I’m married to a man who is 55 and I’m 63. I would like to retire and draw social security, but, if I draw on mine now I will be getting the lowest amount and it will stay that way on my ss. I have not made that much income. Can I draw on my husband’s even though he is not old enough to get SS when he is old enough to draw

  199. jessica said:

    What happens if I marry a divorced man and he was married for 10 years. and we are married for 15 years, am I as his second wife entitled to any social security benefits?

  200. Rachel Ellis said:

    I am almost 65 and draw ss benifits. My husband is 63 and also draws ss benifits. We have been married for almost 29 yrs. I was married to my first husband for 10 yrs. He also receives ss benitits. Can I draw off of my former husband or present husband, which ever is more, and how do I go about applying.Will it affect either my present or former husband’s benifits.

  201. Susan Murphy said:

    Is it safer for me to remain on SSI, or to draw from my Ex husbands Social Security. We were married for about 17 years. He has remarried a divoced woman. I have not remarried. My Ex husband will be retiring in about 2 years.

  202. Anonymous said:

    I am 62 and want to retiring in 3 years and i would like to know if or how much of
    my ex-husband(of 22 years ) social security will i receive?

  203. Elaine Speer said:

    I would like to know if and how much of my ex-spouses social security can i receive when i retire, we were married 22 years.

  204. S. Harlan said:

    I have been on my onw SS since 1990 due to brain surgery. I am now divorced and she is still employed. Her SS will be much more than what I am currently drawing. Friends and family tell me that I can draw some of her SS now since I am almost 66.

    TRUE or FALE ??

  205. Anonymous said:

    I am married and my husband draws 985.00 a month, I draw 490.00 could I get more money and can I draw off my husband SS

  206. Beverly Harris said:

    My husband and I have been married 47 yrs he draws 985.00 a month, I draw 490.00 a month, could I draw off my Husband ss and get more money .I was told I could get more money drawing off him instead of my ss

  207. Anonymous said:

    Is it true that you can only draw 1/2 of your ex-spouses ssi benefits after he has passed on or can you get the full benefit that he draws?

  208. anonymous2 said:

    There are a lot of questions posted, so it appears all these people did not read the very top of the page. It clearly states –

    Social Security benefits for divorced spouses
    Written on August 25, 2004 by David C. Sarnacki
    Please DO NOT POST questions in the comment section. They cannot be answered.

  209. jacqueline lee smith said:

    do i loose my social security benefits if i remarry..?

  210. jacqueline lee smith said:

    husband deceased 20 years now..if i remarry-do i loose benefits?

  211. jane said:

    i am disabled divorcee who divorced over 11 years ago, was married over 17 years to 65 year old who is also disabled. Am I entitled to social security benefits based on his income if his benefit amount is less than mine? oor am i entitled if his benefit amount is more than mine?

  212. belinda said:

    can i draw 1/2 of my deceased ex-husbands social security when I turn 62? What about if I am remarried at that time? Can I still draw any benefits?

  213. Norma said:

    I am 62. my ex husband is 56. We were married over 10 years.
    I am single. However, he has remarried. I am still working and decided not to claim for benefits until I am 65, and I realize that I am not entitled to my ex husband’s benefits until I am 68 (when he turns 62).
    What % of my ex husband’s benefits am I entitled to at this time, while he’s still living?
    Am I entitled to his benefits eventhough he has not applied at age 62? Or must I wait until he applies … should he wish to wait until he’s 65, for example?
    Am I entitled to his full benefits should he die?

  214. Christy said:

    I am 38 and I am about to get a divorce, my husband is 45 and we have been married for
    15 years. I am entitled to any of his disability benefits. We have 3 children 14, 11 and 10
    He told me I am not entitled to anything if I leave. I don;t no what to do.

  215. A nnie Tran said:

    I am 56. I have been married to my husband for over 26 years and he suddenly became a woman. My husband is now 47. We will soon have to dissolve our marriage. I have never worked anytime during our marriage. Can I collect his benefits when I turn 62?

  216. loretta faye ramirez said:

    i’m a 61 year old woman who was married to a man for 18 years,since then i have not remarried altho, he has. i’m also on ssi disalibity, i have heart problems,sizures in which i have a vns implant
    only one kidney, and have beat cancer 3 times. have copd, can i draw ss off him now, or is some age i can. i also lived with this man for 10yrs. before we got married, so thats a total of 28 yrs. we were togher we also filed income tax returns together. thank you loretta ramirez

  217. Anonymous said:

    My exhusband died last month, but we had been married 6 years ,then divorsed can I get his social security money? He was 69 years old

  218. TERRY SUGGS said:

    I was married to my exhusband in 1981 and divorced in 1996 had his only to bio. children we seperated in 1990 but not legally he all but abandon me and my chilldren ,he lied to social security when he applied for disability in 1994 without my knowledge he lied and said he was supporting us to s s ,they beleived him with no proof and he was drawing benefits for my children for 2 yrs as thier payee. In short later in 1998 i found out and open a case of misuse of funds in my name as his wife legally entitled when he applied and awarded benefits as to my children and was appointed their payee the following month and ever since been fighring to recoup over $14,000 in a misuse of funds case which was proven over 5yrs.ago after every appeal he was offered and although i hhave sought help from sitting consressmans,and ever other public official i could reach to no avail .my daughters at the time ages were 13,10 yrs old my son 17 when this started and are now 32,29,26all grown and married and struggling to continue college and raise thier children as i did as a singgle parent with them and manage to get all them through high school n part of college until i became disable in 2002 n could no longer work my qestion is can i sue social security since they allowed and assisted him in this fraud and have failed to even correct there mistake as i did every thing they ask me to prove my case and the final finding was we were entitle to recoupment and should have been disburst over 5 yrs ago and now everytime i call to inquire they try and give me the run around and say that they need my daughters permission to talk to me but both my daughters have infirmed them thet i would continue to be their reprsentative in this matter until it is settled .I find it unbeleivable that they made it easy for him to commit fraud and yet me and my children went homeless at one point ,clothesless ,hungery,without utilities why this man used funds that were for me and my children and allow him to use the funds on his new wife victoria secret and his stepsons private schooling and baseball uniforms cause he never brought my kids nothing from v.s. truth be told my child had an accident had surgery on her hip at 9 yrsold and was told to choose at the time a wheelchair which she needed for six months or a xmas gift from him all the while he was getting benefits for her so please tell me after almost 13yrs where can we get answers to how to recoup misuse of funds from social security and how as his first wife of 15 yrs do i collect on his s s benefits please

  219. LUCIA RAMIREZ said:

    I WAS MARRIED WHEN I WAS 28 AND I GOT DIVORCE WHEN I WAS 42. I REMARRIED WHEN I WAS 45. I AM STILL MARRIED.
    CAN I COLLECT FROM MY EXHUSBAN SOCIAL SECURITY WHEN I TURN 62? I AM 59.
    THANK YOU.

  220. Pamela Jean Nelson said:

    I am divorced from 2 men
    Man #1 is 62 and drawing benefits; we were married 21 yrs. Man#2 is retired but 58, and working again. We were married 13 yrs.

    I am single and will be 62 in May. I will file then for benefits.

    Can I draw from these 2 men as well, and if so when?

    Thanks

  221. darrell said:

    can my x-wife (divorsed 20 years) draw off my s.s. before i retire she is 62 and i am 63 and dont intend on retiring until i reach 65, alos can my present wife of 19 years draw from my s.s. ?

  222. Joyce Pastorius said:

    If an ex spouse passes away can the spouse which the partical Social Security was taken from can he get that amount back in his Social Security check?

  223. Judy Boyer said:

    I was married for 21 years and divorced staying single for nine years before marrying again. My current husbabd and I have been married seven years and I am going to file for social security in a year and a half. Although I will have a small social security of my own from working ($799.00) will I be able to file on my prior marriage in lieu of my own benefits. If not will I be able to file on my current husband since we have only been married seven years?

    Thank you,
    Judy Boyer

  224. anonymous said:

    I have been married to a man for five months now that had previously been married to his ex for twenty years before marrying me. When he dies will she be able to collect some of his Social Security?

  225. jeanette said:

    i am entitled to one half of my xhusbands ss.if i retireat at age 62and draw on my ss benifits can i wait until next year when my x turns 66 to draw on his?what happens if he does not retire at age 66 can i still draw on his ss?

  226. Sally said:

    I was married for 23 years and divorced at the age of 43. We had an amicable divorce, have 3 grown children. I remarried at the age of 46 for one year to a very abusive man. I divorced him and am curious as to the info I have checked on-line….am I now not eligible to collect from my first husband’s SS rather than my own since it’s substantially more than mine? I DID read in the text that if one remarries that the eleigibiltiy no longer exists. Just wanted to make sure I’m reading that correctly. I am now 66 years old and collecting a VERY small SS..not enough to survive. I still have a house payment and am now close to foreclosure. Getting a job at this age is no small feat. My 1st ex-husband is not yet collecting SS although he is 67…has his own business and is remarried. I realize this is a redundant question for you but want to make sure I have the correct info. Again, my question is that since I was remarried for one year is it possible for me to collect on my 1st husband’ of 23 years, his SS? He was in the Foreign Service for several years while we were married …. during that time I was a foreign service wife…..no pay for me. One of the reasons my SS is so small. Just an FYI.
    Thank you for your time and will await an answer. Incidentally, he has not yet filed for SS.

  227. SSTELLA G. DOMINGUEZ said:

    I was married for 20 yrs. and have been divorced for 16 yrs.have not gotten married, I will be 60 yrs old in 2014, will I be able to apply for my deceased husbands benefits who passed away 3 yrs ago. If so when can I start to apply for the benefits? Our children are already young adults we have no other younger children. He although did leave everything to his younger girl friend and nothing to my children, she got the bank accounts (already under her name) the cars, furniture, we don’t know what she did with his belongings, she now has a new boyfriend to drive her around in what should’ve been my children’s or grandchildren’s transportation! my x was supposed to make a will but he never got to it. My question is am I elegible for anything at this point? Who or what do I have to do to get what is legally mine or can the girlfriend apply for the benefits and get that to since they did live together for over 5 yrs but not more that 10 yrs.(I think) Can I apply for any of his veteran’s benefits as well?

  228. Lorna Wagner said:

    I want to know if I can draw social sercurity from my 1st husband of 17 years. We devorced in 1979. I’m remarried for 7years now. drawing my own social security. I’m 68.

  229. Cinda said:

    I was married for 20 years, divorced and never remarried. I am soon to turn 62. I want to find out what the amount of benefits I would receive if I drew from my ex-husband’s benefits. I first need to know how much I would be entitled to. Then I want to know if I draw my ex-husbands benefits at my age of 62 can I then decide to draw my benefits at 66 if it is more?

  230. Christy Salisbury said:

    Cinda, I have the same question as you do, I was wondering if you know how to go about finding out the information or have the answer to assist me on my journey of the same situation as yours. Christy

  231. David said:

    I am retired law enforcement – paid into my pension – never to Social Security. I get MEDICARE through my ex wife’s SS. We were married for 23 years, divorced in 1985. I am now 78 years old.
    If I remarry, will I lose my MEDICARE through my ex wife? If so, can I get it through my new wife. She does collect Social Security and has Medicare on her own. Thank you.

  232. David said:

    I am confused. I thought someone would answer my email of 3/19. Am I posting in the wrong place? Thank you, David

  233. Janis said:

    i am 55 my ex husband of 10 years died last year and I am unemployed am i able to get windowers benefits from social security if he had a wife before me who is drawing? I did not remarry.

  234. Janis said:

    i am 55 my ex husband of 10 years died last year and I am unemployed am i able to get windowers benefits from social security if he had a wife before me who is drawing? I did not remarry

  235. Anonymous said:

    I got a good one; I am 50, disabled, was married to my x husband for 24 years, he drew disability until he made more money, now he cant, sicne I am disabled can I draw off of his social security money for my disability to make my payment higher becasue I never worked alot all of the years due to my health? He is only 53, and I dont know if I can, I cant get any straight answers, one lady at the SS office said if I got approved for disability, yes, another one said no, Can anyone help me get a dtraigth answer adn a correct one?

  236. christine said:

    i was married for one day. its been 24yrs 10months. i have not remarried. since i was married for only one day will i be entitled to my husbands social security when i am 62.

  237. Rusty said:

    My husband to be was 1st married for 5 1/2 ,(1995-2001) then his wife left him for another man but due to cost of a divorce he didn’t file until 2009 however, it does state in the divorce papers they have been seperated since 2001. Since they were not living together since 2001 to the date of the divorce in 2009 is she still entiled to collect any of his Soc. Sec once she reaches her retirement age, and how will that effect me as the new wife. The ex-wife likes to play the system and refuses to remarry because she wants to collect the Soc Sec Benefits as the 1st wife. She doesn’t want to work and she is getting all kinds of Government assistance now. We would like to know what we can do to prevent her from getting any of his Soc Sec benefits once we reach retirement age or should he pass away prevent her from taking it from me. Please let us know.
    Thank you.

  238. David said:

    does anyone ever answer?

  239. Kerry said:

    I was married for 15 years. My ex-husband made over double to triple what i made. When i retire will there be a portion of his social security that will be added to my social security. I assume he will make the max or close to it on social security and I will do good to make $1000. Will there be some type of average on mine regarding the two???

  240. pat said:

    Could you please tell me how I can recieve answers to these questions. Thank you

  241. abigail fontana said:

    i’m on social security disabilty and receive a pension from the n.y. state & local retirement system of which my employer paid 3% and the rest was paid through the n.y.state even though we are
    not a public libray , we were just subsidize. if my husband & i divorce even though he is getting regular s.s. because we are both 68 yrs old is he entitled to half of my s.s.disabilty check and also
    my pension how will i be able to survive on the than small amount we have been married 28yrs i cannot understand the fact that i’m the one disabled not him i retired after working 25 yrs

    thank you for your promt attention on this matter

  242. mike tinkler said:

    Am divorced after 19 yrs., 6 mo of marriage, not remarried, 64 yrs of age and recently informed my former is entitled to a percentage of my current savings account (established after my divorce)/family inheritance through death is this true? My former being a civil servant made more than myself and now find must make monthly payments to her of those earning.

    Thanks . Mike T.

  243. Joyce said:

    Im 56 just found out I have heart disease, disc disease, and Gbs, I cant work anymore. I was married for 26 yrs to a man that wanted me to stay home so I havent worked much, he made alot of money. He is 62 and still working, I remarried, a man that is 50. My ex has not remarried, can I some how draw off what he made, since he wanted me home for 26 yrs? Pls help me understand what I c an do, thank you

  244. Joyce said:

    I do have another question,if I cam draw off my ex”s income, will it effect what he gets? I dont want to take amything away from him. And does he have to approve me getting my.ss/disability based on his income?

  245. Robbie Stinson said:

    I will be 66 years old in September and my husband and I have been married for almost 45 years. His alcoholism is getting worse and I don’t think I can stand it anymore. Can I draw part of his social security? If not, I can’t afford to leave.

  246. c.richard said:

    I was married to my husband for 31 years. He is a disabled viet nam veteran. We divorced in
    1999. He has since remarried and moved to another state. Am I entitled to collect on his social
    security or vetrans disability income? He gets 100% from both. I have not remarried and am planning to start collecting my S.S. next year. We have 2 grown children together and I’ve worked
    most of my life and still continue to do so. He’s been married to his previous wife now for
    approximately 6 yrs. Answers would be appreciated so I can plan my retirement to see if
    I have enough money to do so. Thank you.

  247. OJOHNSON said:

    i WAS MARRIED TO MY EX FOR 31 YEARS DID TELL THE TURTH ABOUT RETIREING FROM HIS JOB THEREFORE I RECEIVED NOTHING . HE SAID HE GOT FIRED, I FIND OUT THAT WAS NOT THE TURE.ELISA LAW MEANT NOTHING TO HIM, WE HAVE BEEN DIVORCED FOR 12 YEARS I WIILL BEW 61 IN NOV. CAN I FILE FOR MY EX A PORTION OF MY EX SOCIAL SECURITY AND IF SO WHEN?

  248. Patty said:

    I am 58 years old. I was married for 30 years. We divorced and I remarried 8 years later to my present husband. If my first husband dies am I entitled to collect his Social Security? I only worked for 6 years but it was a non-profit so I have not paid into Social Security.

    Patty

  249. walt snyder said:

    I am 60 years old and just began my pension. I am also disabled and previously had been living on my disability income. I became disabled in 1998, divorced my 1st wife after 31 years in 2000 and remarried 6 months later. My 2nd wife and I are now talking about divorce. She quit her job when we first got married and we have been living off my disabilty and now off my pension. In a divorce, is my 2nd wife entited to any of my pension? If so, how much? All I have is my pension and some SS to live on and I am still disabled with Parkinsons and will never be able to work again.

    Walt

  250. trust said:

    I am married to my husband of 18 years to find that ex-wife filed 4 years ago and receiving husband social security. They were married for 10 years and have no children between them. She did not contribute to marriage – and, partied all time. She married someone else and has been out of his life for 24-25 years. How is it possible that she can use his social security? Will I be able to use if and when I file in a few years?

  251. ATTENTION!!!! said:

    THERE ARE NO ANSWERS ON THIS WEBSITE>>>>DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!!!!!

  252. pkp said:

    I was married for twenty years, divorced six years and married another man for 20 months, and have been divorced 10 years. Can I draw social security from either of my ex-husbands? Both remarried. The first husband divorced after four years, the second husband is still married.

  253. Kim said:

    I was married for 24 years, divorced and remarried. Can I collect from my first husband at age 62 if I am remarried?

  254. CATHERINE S said:

    I WAS MARRIED FOR 21 YEARS – MY EX-HUSBAND IS 3 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME – IF I RETIRE FIRST AND START MY OWN BENEFITS – CAN I SWITCH OVER WHEN HE RETIRES AND DRAW OFF OF HID BENEFITS SINCE IT WILL BE MORE

  255. stan ryan said:

    where are the answers?

  256. louise swift said:

    i was married to my ex-husband for 12 years can i draw anything
    on his pensoin i am disabilty

  257. Jody said:

    How much is my divorced spouse entitled to assuming we meet all of the eligible requirements and neither is remarried….at age 62 and age 66…..what if he applies and I don’t?

  258. LORI said:

    THIS REALLY SUCKS PEOPLE HAVE VERY VALID QUESTIONS, YET THEY ARE NOT ANSWERED! WHY? WHY DOESN’T THE IRS ANSWER THESE VALID QUESTIONS? ARE WE ALL JUST TYPING FOR SHI*S AND GIGGLES FOR THE IRS?? COME HELP US ALL OUT AND ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  259. AngelaC.Smaldino said:

    I was married fo r20 years and have never remarried. My ex had a stroke and is receiving disability payments. I w ant to claim mine.

  260. AngelaC.Smaldino said:

    I was married for 20 years and have never remarried. My ex had a stroke and is receiving disability payments. I w ant to claim mine.
    Sendi nfo as to how I do this.

  261. Aiklynn said:

    I would like just to get some information regarding my ex-husband social security benefits.I was divorced with him since 1984,but we still live together bought house ,filed our incomt tax together.until in the year 2005 i left him since i could no longer stand how he maltreated.I am becoming to stress out and sick.even though we are separated from time to time I still see him and help him out.this year he passed away.my question is am I elligible for anything from his social security benefit,or can I apply for any of its calipers benefit as well.My son and I felt we’d been cheated out of this,since his iligitimate children got benefits and his brother’s child.

  262. Anonymous said:

    married 1970 to 1979, lived together another 2 years, can you get spouses ss benefits.

  263. nerphyne sitting bear said:

    i have been common law married for 8 years and then we got married for in south dakota in 2001 and been for 10 years in with the courts since then i haven’t worked and she walked away in 2004 and haven’t heard from her since then and i was wondering i i could collect her retirement in social security andand i haven’t worked at all and iwas wanting to know if i can claim her retirement as i was told differently and how would i go by doing the appropriate paper work.i would appreciate your time in looking at this and maybe helping me out thank you ..sitting bear

  264. Wendy said:

    I was married to my ex-husband just 3 weeks short of 14 years and I have never remarried. I have been told by the local North Carolina SS office that I am entitled to half of my ex-husband’s SS benefits when I apply for early retirement. My question is: Am I entitled to collect from my ex-husband’s SS if he continues to work beyond early retirement age and not yet collecting his SS benefits when I apply for early retirement? My ex-husband is 2 years older than myself. Thank you for any information to help answer this question.

  265. Lorie said:

    1st -My ex-husband is now 53 and is drawing disability. He re-married this year but is in the process of divorce. I am 45 and of course still working and haven’t remarried. Will I be able to collect some type of benefit from him since we were married for 20 years.

    2nd – The man I am with now has retired and is recieving SS, he is 66yrs of age We are not married.. Will his ex-wife be able to receive any of his benefits? She is still working and she is 65 yrs of age.

  266. sharon hall said:

    i dont have e-mail can i draw my ex hunsband pension fund he also draws ss i a lso draw ss benifts

  267. Arlene said:

    I am 25yo married to a man who is 55 yo now. My husband is married to hes ex-wife for 20 years, and been devorced for almost 11 years. Hes ex-wife is intitled to the 50% of hes retirement pay. My question is can she be able to draw my husband SS also?

  268. Babs said:

    I was married for 19 an abusive man. We had three children as the results of his abuse I am now disable. I have re-married and i’m on disability. Because the man I was married to came after me with a gun I did not have time to think or get any thing from our 19 year marriage. Now he is setting on easy street and I can hardly make it from check to check. What I need to know is can I go back an draw off of his ss. We divored in 1986 and He re-married 6 mo. later. I need help, what can I do?

  269. rinda willard said:

    I WAS MARRIED TO MY FIRST HUSBAND 17 YRS,HE IS STILL LIVING AT 65 YRS OLD. MY SECOND HUSBAND DIED AFTER YRS OF MARRIAGE .HE WAS DRAWING SS DISABLITIY AND I AM 62 AND DISABLE. I GET WIDOERS BENEFITS. CAN I DRAW OFF MY FIRST HUSBAND?I KNOW MY FIRST WOULD BE HIGHER THAN MY SECOND.

  270. Cornelia P.D Henning said:

    We got maaried on 04/07/1970, in community of property. We got divorced in Oct 1988 after the ex committed adultery. I never re-married, raised 4 children with very little child-support.
    I was unable to make provision for retirement.
    The pensionfund could not be dissovled at that time, it was dissolved in 1991 and directly transferred into an Inuaty Fund which will pay out April 1012, what legal claim to I have on partial share

  271. ruthie said:

    There are many questions here that I’d like the answers to. Is it possible to see them all? Most important answer for me: I have been married to my spouse for 30+ years, divorced 7 years, If & when can I collect on his SSI? I am 56 now

  272. Lou said:

    can I draw off my ex husband of 42 years i am 66 and drawing my soc. but very little I was told I could draw from him, this would really help me thank you

  273. Debbie said:

    I have recently become disabled at age 55, one of my ex’s (we were married 12 yrs) is 62 & receiving SSD benefits, My second ex is 43 (we were married for 15 yrs) & is also receiving SSD benefits. I am not married, but I do not have enough work points. At age 55 can I apply for divorced spouse benefits SSD, from one of my ex’s, at my age of 55?

    Thanks

  274. linda shiff said:

    CORRECTED STATEMENT THAT I SENT EARLIER. THIS IS THE QUESTION I NEED TO ASK

    I was married to my husband for 13 years when he died. I am now 47 and am unable to work because of some health problems. Can I get my husbands social security. How can I apply fo SS disability on the computor. I do not have a car and it is hard for me to get around. I live with a friend who has decide to move and don’t know what to do. Can you please help me.

  275. kate said:

    go to AARP..they will answer your questions…Good Luck to All of You

  276. Helen Satchell Lewis said:

    i was wondering if i am entitle to SS disability. i was married for 9 or 10 year. it has been so long i cannot remember and i was under a domestice voilent situation. i am over 62 years of age and was wondering what my entitlement.

  277. Judy said:

    Can I remarried and keep my first husband ss my x has been dead 7 years I would like to remarry without losing his ss Will I lose it, I am 72

  278. Craig said:

    i just turned 62 and applied for social security disability, i was married to my ex wife more than 10 years and she did not remarry, she just went on social security disability she is 64,can she go on my disability?if so how much will she get and will it affect my disability she is getting 800 a month and i will be getting 2100

  279. Dorie said:

    After 13 years of marriage, as an former wife can I collect any part of his pension even though he has been remarried for 19 years…or can I collect off of my deceased husbands pension. But I think he took a lump sum from his previous job, bu he was working a different job when he passed away…we were divorced.

  280. Nicole said:

    If I remarry, will I lose my ex-huband’s social security benefits. We were married for more than 15 years and I will be 68 next month. Thank you

  281. DONNA said:

    I was married for ten years. I;m 55 and my ex just retired last year, he’s 64. When can I draw on his ss? Do I have to wait til I retire? He was also married to his first wife for 17 yRARS BUT SHE IS REMARRIED NOW, i’M NOT.

  282. DONNA said:

    I was married for ten years. I’m 55 and my ex just retired last year, he’s 64. When can I draw on his ss? Do I have to wait til I retire? He was also married to his first wife for 17 years but she is now remarried and I’m not.

  283. Magdalena Bendolph said:

    Awesome info over again! I am looking forward for your next post;)

  284. Karen said:

    My sister in law was married to my brother for 25 yrs and he died…after his death, she drew benefits from him, but found out she could draw more from her first husband but was only married for 2 yrs…Is this possible, since she was not married more than 10 yrs.? She said it is possible, because she was married to him at the time of his death.

  285. val said:

    In order to apply for my ex spouses social security benefits I have to have his social security number. How do I get that number?

  286. sandra faye mccann said:

    I NEED TO NO HOW TO GET EXHUSBAND SS#

  287. Gail Marie Neumann said:

    I’m 63 years old and have been drawing my SS since June (Very small amount) I was married to my first Husband for 30 years and we have been divorced for 14 years now….I was married after him but now divorced again, so i’am single…..Can i draw ss off my first Husband who made a lot more than my second Husband……My first Husband will be 62 next month (I’m a year older than him) Can i draw off him when he turns 62 years old, even if he don’t apply for ss at 62, But qualifys? Thank you……….Gail

  288. Vaquero said:

    My husband was married for 10 years and divorced in his 40’s. His xwife never remarried.
    We have been married for 32 years. If he should pass away, would his xwife have
    access to any social benefits?

  289. Cristina said:

    My second husband and I first began living together in 1981. In May 1984 we were married. In Feb 1994 we were divorced. He passed away a few months later. I have never remarried, I will be retirement age soon and wondered if I am entitled in any way at all to any of his SS benefits.

  290. bobbi said:

    i was married to my x for over 20 years and never remarried when i was 63 I STARTED DRAWING MY SOCIAL SECURITY NOW I WAS WONDERING IF i COULD DRAW ON MY X HE HAS PAID IN MORE THAN MYSELF

  291. Pollie Wilen said:

    I was married for 14 years to a man who has passed away. I remarried at the age of 40. I will be 55 this year am I entiled to any of his SS at this time or at any time ?

  292. R.Marie said:

    My Husband was married prior to me. His first wife remarried and separated from her second husband. Is she entitled to my husband’s (1st husband) benefits ~ SS & Pension? And am I entitled to full my husband’s full benefits?

  293. R.Marie said:

    My Husband was married prior to me. His first wife remarried and separated from her second husband. Is she entitled to my husband’s (1st husband) benefits ~ SS & Pension?

  294. R.Marie said:

    my husband’s first wife remarried and is separated from her 2nd husband is she entitled to my husband’s full benefits?

  295. y.yoing said:

    Im 14 years old and my dad died when i was 6 months old and i just figured out today how much would i be able to get a social security check and my mom told me i do but why dont i see and of the check or get anything out of it.

  296. Argene said:

    I was divorced after 37 years of marriage. Remarried at age 57. I was told I could not draw social security from my first husband of 37 years because I remarried before I turned 60. If I divorce my current husband ( who is Canadian) I am not eligible for any of his benefits. Can I then draw from my first husband ? Would I be eligible for Medicare/medicaid under him also?

  297. Anonymous said:

    I would like to know if I can collect on my x-husbands social security while receiving disability benifits on myself.

  298. JaJuan Tunstall said:

    I am a 34 y/o fully retired male from The United States Navy, if I divorce my wife will her and the children still receive benifits on my behalf when she is capable of full-time work?

  299. Jessica said:

    I’m Jessica and I have Ben married for 13years but prior to being married loved together as common law for 9 years, so totally together 22 years. My husband had been legally married prior to me for 20 years but had gotten a legal separation 5 years of being into the marriage use to she had been unfaithful and the divorce stated irreconcilable differences. Can she receive social security benefits and would that mess with him when he retire or would it interfere with me getting his benefits once he retires in about 4 more years. He will then be 66 years old. She is on ssi disability and has never worked. I have worked for 16 years and am now disabled. Can I apply for my husband benefits now? Is she able to receive benefits ?

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