Will divorce affect my ex-spousal or child-in-care benefits?
Full question: I am 61, and my husband and I have been separated for years. We have a disabled adult daughter, who lives with me. She currently receives the DAC benefit and I receive the spousal child in care benefit. We are going to finally divorce, does the child in care benefit stop, since I…Read More
Am I eligible for child-in-care ex-spousal benefits if I was married for 9 years?
Full question: Hi there. I have a very complicated question. My ex spouse and I were married for 9 years. Together we adopted our daughter, K. K is severely disabled. We shall call my ex J. After J and I divorced, I briefly married A. We are now also divorced. In the event that J…Read More
Can I switch from an ex-spousal benefit to my own benefit at 70?
Full question: Good morning. I am divorced, 66 years old with two disabled adult children that have lived with me all their lives. One has Autism, the other was injured at age 22 and is a parapalygic. Can I collect 1/2 of my ex-spouse’s Social Security Retirement while I continue working and change over to…Read More
Does the family maximum benefit apply to child-in-care benefits?
Full question: My ex spouse passed away. We were married over 10 years ,5 kids 4 disabled. The kids get survivors benefits. the SSA office states I qualify for benefits but I can’t get them because it’s at the max benefits and we stay together! ( of course we do, they are minors!) I thought…Read More
Can my adult disabled daughter collect Social Security from her dad and her disability benefit too?
Full question: My ex husband began collecting his Social Security at age 62. We have an adult disabled daughter (disability began at age 2) and she receives her own SSDI. Is she allowed to claim part of her dads Social Security and keep her own SSDI? Hi there, Thank you for your question about your…Read More
I am caring for a disabled child. Am I eligible for ex-spousal benefits if my ex has not collected yet?
Full question: Can you draw disability Social Security off of ex husband that isn’t drawing yet and you are taking care of his disabled child? Hello, Thank you for the question about divorced spousal benefits. If you are divorced and were married for at least 10 years you may be eligible for ex-spousal benefits. If…Read More