Am I entitled to collect against my ex-spouse’s record if caring for a disabled child?
Full question: Am I entitled to keep collecting against my ex spouses record if my qualification was due to 10 yr exception to 10 yr rule caring for disabled child? Hi, For married couples, when one parent begins collecting Social Security retirement benefits, the other parent’s age 62 or older and minor and/or adult disabled…Read More
I began collecting Social Security disability when I was married. Is it possible that I am entitled to higher Social Security benefits from my ex-spouse?
Full question: I have a question. I have been collecting Social Security disability for a long time now. At the time I was married and did not recall qualifying for SSI. I really don’t know what is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI, but I have not been married for over eight years….Read More
Can my ex-wife claim at 62 then suspend so I can collect an ex-spousal benefit based on her earnings record?
Full question: I am divorced, was married for over 10 years and did not remarry. Can my ex-wife at 62 claim and suspend so I can collect 50% of her benefit? And does that effect her benefit? Hello! The ability to file (claim) and suspend Social Security retirement benefits was phased out for couples and…Read More
Do the young spouse (under age 62) child-in-care benefits apply to ex-spouses just as they do for spouses?
Full question: The spousal benefits to collect for child-in-care benefits applies only to the spouse or the ex-spouse as well? I had a situation where my ex-husband retired and my children got Dependent benefits until they finished high school around 18/19 years old. I never got any benefit. My ex was collecting my children benefits…Read More
My ex-wife and I got divorced a few months ago. Will she still be able to collect spousal benefits?
Hi there, It depends. Your ex-wife is eligible to collect ex-spousal benefits if she is currently single, you are both at least 62 years old, and you were married for at least 10 years. Best, Martha Do you have a question about Social Security? Ask Martha your own question here.Read More