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What Am I Entitled Too

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I was married for 34 years when divorced. He is on s.s.d. and age
64 next month. I will be 64 in May. What am I entitled to from
his s.s. I would like to know this so I can plan my own s.s. and if his is more then mine if I can retire at 64???? What will the amount be
based on his reg. s.s. or his s.s.d.??? What do I need to prove the
marriage? Please help me out in need of this information a.s.a.p.
How can this information me given to me....Thank You


Support Replied ~ 02-25-2009 14:09:31

Dear Loretta:
Since you are age 64, you will file for your benefits first. Then SS will look up your exhusbands record and see if his Full Benefit Amount is more than double yours.
If it is, then you will get some from his account. When someone receives disability, it is like getting their full amount early. You would need your marriage and divorce papers to prove that you were married for 10 years. Carol

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