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Old 03-18-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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My ex and I were married for 18 years, he's now been remarried for 17 yrs. When he went to file for SS he had to provide a SS number for both his present wife and myself. What surprised me is the SS office didn't ask for a divorce decree or marriage license, is that normal?

He ended up collecting on his own SS record because it was higher but I'm wondering...IF he could have collected more on my SS or his present wife, would they have asked for proof of marriage/divorce before finalizing his account?
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Once you remarry you cannot collect off an ex spouse.

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html
If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Once you remarry you cannot collect off an ex spouse.

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html
If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).
We did know that. Another reason why it was strange that they asked him for both SS numbers.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Because when you die they both get some benefits off of you.
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