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Will I get more social security benefits from my ex-spouse

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My ex-husband and I were married for 30 years and he started taking his social security at age 62. I was a stay at home mom for years except for part-time work sometimes. The last 6 years I worked full time but now have a job that pays half what it paid last year. Would I be better off getting my share of his benefits or using my own? And how does the share divide up. Also, how long do you have to be married to someone before you can claim benefits? Also, if someone was married to a first wife, does she get his benefits first if something happened to him?


Support Replied ~ 04-09-2009 23:23:46

Dear Kathie:
Your benefit rate is made up of an average of 30 years earnings. When you file for benefits, they give you your own first and then add your husbands to it. You must be married for at least 10 years. Exes are paid outside the family max soo it doesnt affect anyone else on the record.....Carol
Your Comment ~ 05-23-2009 23:33:28

my husband was married for 10 years to a school teacher, if after we are married more than 10 years, and he became deceased, would his first wife get his social sec.and receive her own soc. sec. or are there some limits on what she can receive? Or would she get which of her soc. sec. or his that is the most? where does that leave me? kk


Support Replied ~ 05-25-2009 13:42:49

Dear Kathie:
Each wife gets an amount equal to the amount as if they were the only wife on the record. More wives does not detract from what you will get.....Carol

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