Am I eligible to collect on my ex’s Social Security if it is higher than mine?

Published: December 12, 2023

Full question: I’m 75, divorced and caring for our disabled adult daughter who is collecting SSDI on her dad. Am I entitled to collect on his social security if higher than my SS?


Yes, you may be eligible for an ex-spousal benefit if you were married for 10 or more years and the benefit is larger than your own retirement benefit.

We recommend that you contact your local Social Security office to obtain clarification on this.

Take care,

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