I am divorced and single. My ex-husband is remarried. Can I still collect Social Security based on his record?
Full question: I have been divorced from my 2nd husband for 10 years now and have not remarried. He, however, remarried 2 years ago. When I’m able to draw Social Security Retirement in 10 years, can I still draw off him or will I only be able to draw what I’ve paid in during the…Read More
Should I wait until age 70 to get my full benefit?
Full question: I’m remarried 4 years to my husband, age 72. He waited until 70 to begin his Social Security benefits, and is still working as a partner in a law firm. I just turned 69, still working as an independent life & health agent. I have not turned on Social Security benefits yet, and…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 husband collect Social Security from his deceased first wife?
Full question: This question is for my husband. His first wife died 7 years ago at age 55 and made more money than my husband. We got married 4 years ago. He is ready to retire. Can he get her Social Security benefits? Hello, Individuals who have lost a spouse may still be eligible to…Read More
Is a French Pension subject to the GPO for spousal or survivor benefits?
Full question: The French pension is composed of the State pension plus what we called the Agirc Arco points.Are these money points subject to GPO when you get spousal or widow Social Security? Hi there, Thank you for your question about the Government Pension Offset, GPO rule. This rule applies to dependent benefits such as…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