Retirement Community
        Find answers to Social Security Questions social security questions and answers

Social Security Resources


Social Security Home
Ask a SS Question
When to start
Full retirement age
Retirement Age & Stop Work Age
Benefits by year of birth
Benefits While Working
Social Security Forms

Latest Added FAQs
• Hello Carol,
Was married to ex spouse for 16 years and that was 23 years ago. I am now almost 66 years old and have applied for ex spouse half payment for social security

Q: Hello Carol, Was married to ex spouse for 16 years and that was 23 years ago. I am now almost 6...
   Last Update : 10-08-2012


• Is she eligible to receive benefits from his earnings if she files for ex-spouse retirement benefits with social security?

Q: My question is my mother was married to my father (in California) for more than 10 years. They had ...
   Last Update : 07-24-2012


• I am currently 62, divorced from my ex wife since 2007. She has since remarried, while I have not

Q: I am currently 62, divorced from my ex wife since 2007. She has since remarried, while I have not. ...
   Last Update : 07-09-2012


• I was married to my ex for 27 years. If he got remarried and then passed away, would I be entitled to his entire benefit if
Q: I was married to my ex for 27 years. If he got remarried and then passed away, would I be entitled ...
   Last Update : 09-12-2010


• I was married to my ex husband from 1986 to 2003 that is 17 years he is 59 and I am 48 and he is on social security and I am
Q: I was married to my ex husband from 1986 to 2003 that is 17 years he is 59 and I am 48 and he is on ...
   Last Update : 08-28-2010





DISCLAIMER - THIS WEBSITE IS NOT ENDORSED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH THE U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION , OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
 

Social Security Answers expertSocial security question 30 day money back Carol Thomas has recently retired from the Social Security Administration after 28 years service and is ready to answer your questions.
Read Carols comments in this BankRate.com Social Security article

We will never post anyone's name, or other identifiable information.


Categories:

SSA Basics | SSA Disability | SSA Spouse Benefits | Social Security Widow Benefits |  General Questions

Home > Social Security > Social Security Spouse Benefits > Ex Spouse

Search Knowledgebase
 

Jump to Category
 

FAQ(s) found under  Ex Spouse Showing 28 Of 71 Prev  |  Next

Date Add : 06-29-2009 

 Printer Version 

  Tell A Friend 

  Email Link To Me

Social Security Question:

drawing social security from ex husband

Social Security Answer:

I was married the first time for 17 years, divorced 3 yrs. prior to remarrying which ended in divorce after 5 years. Will I be able to draw on my first husbands ss if it is much greater than mine will be? I would be greatful for any insight you can give me on this. Thanks, sherry


Support Replied ~ 06-05-2009 22:14:29

Dear Sherry:
You are entitled to benefits from any marriage that lasted 10 years or ended in death (as long as it lasted 9 months.) Ex-wifes benefits are based on the ex-husbands rate and is approximately 1/2 reduced by age. It would be about one quarter at age 62.
Most women who have worked at all, have their own benefits that are larger.
Widows benefits are the highest rates and a lot of women are eligible at that time.
Carol

Related Social Security questions
• EX Spouse Social Security
• Can I collect social security off my ex husbands pension
• Divorcee Benefit
• Can A wife Draw Social Security Benefits off of Living husband?


Have your Social Security questions answered
Social Security Questions answeredIf your Social Security questions have not been answered, or if you would like to send Carol an inquiry, please click here



Your Rating :

Rating :



DISCLAIMER - You should consult with your local Social Security Office before acting upon any information received as a response to your question on "Social Security Advisor".

"Social Security Advisor" is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is offered with the understanding that neither the publisher nor the author is engaged in rendering legal, accounting, investment or other professional advice or services.

Information obtained from RetirementCommunity.com, including e-mail responses from "Social Security Advisor" should be considered as general educational information. You must never rely upon the advice given here. Your individual situation may not fit the generalizations discussed. Only your local Social Security office can evaluate your individual situation and give you advice.


Social Security Questions and answers
In the news: Read Carols comments in this BankRate.com Social Security article


Thank you so much. The amount of infomation you provided on our call went a long way in helping to resolve the issues I had with the social security rep I was working with.
Tom F. 11-16-2014


Thank you so much. You provide a fantastic service and I really appreciate all your help. The next time I have a question regarding Social Security I will go to you first and save myself a lot of time.
Carol J. 11-04-2014


Thanks for the straight forward answers. It would have save a lot of time if I knew about this site months ago.
Emily D. 10-24-2014

Great talking with you and thanks for the help. Things now seem to be going in the right direction.
Chris H. 10-24-2014

Hello, thank you so much for responding to my inquiry, I really did not expect to get an answer from you so quickly. Brought the information you sent to my social security office an the issue, i have been dealing with for months, was resolved in an hour.
Veda M. 10-04-2014

Thank you so much for the reply.
Tom C. 09-04-2014

Thank you so much for returning my email so quickly.
Laverne J. 08-25-2014

Read More


 




...........................



 Active Adult Communities | Assisted Living | Adult Day Services | Alzheimer's Care
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) | Home Care and Hospice Care | Independent Living

Senior Centers  | Retirement Jobs | Senior Care Jobs

Become a Featured Community  |  Submit Listing | Advertiser Login | Contact Us

Sunrise New Jersey

 

Alabama |  Alaska | . Arizona | . Arkansas |  California |  Colorado |  Connecticut |  Delaware |  Florida |  Georgia |  Hawaii |  Idaho |  Illinois |  Indiana |  Iowa |  Kansas |  Kentucky |  Louisiana |  Maine |  Maryland |  Massachusetts |  Michigan |  Minnesota |  Mississippi |  Missouri |  Montana |  Nebraska |  Nevada |  New Hampshire |  New Jersey |  New Mexico |  New York |  North Carolina |  North Dakota |  Ohio |  Oklahoma |  Oregon |  Pennsylvania |  Rhode Island |  South Carolina |  South Dakota |  Tennessee |  Texas |  Utah |  Vermont |  Virginia |  Washington |  Washington DC |  West Virginia |  Wisconsin |  Wyoming | 

© 2001-2014 Retirement Community All Rights Reserved.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.

Privacy Policy | Site Map