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Old 02-25-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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He won't lose half, the SSA just pays the ex half of what he is getting.

ok you guys are totally cracking me up with how you all are getting your panties in a twist over having to pay your 10 ex's 1/2 your SS.

Let me just say if you pick 10 wives and have to pay them each 1/2 your SS (which would mean you are close to 120 studly years old anyway) then you have bigger problems than that- You may need to at least consider taking a refresher course on wife picking.

I don't know who you hang with but in my circle all of us make close to if not significantly more than our husbands so you are most likely talking about 50- 100 bucks after your ex claims hers first than yours would fill in the difference to bring it up to half of yours. And considering the average SS payment is around $1300 I can't imagine ANYONE (unless they never worked so you would have been aware of that) whose whole payment would be less than half of that so that may take some heat off ya.

You guys need to watch your blood pressure over this- it affects your you know whats ya know.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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This is not a one-way street, so to speak.

If I died before my ex, I'm pretty sure he will get my full SS.

And I think if his income was lower than mine, he would get half of mine if it was more than all of his.

I'm glad I don't have to figure this stuff out.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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If you look at the actual SSA information on Spousal (and Survivor's) benefits, they do not use the words husband or wife. Either can get 1/2 the other, depending on whose was higher or lower.

See page 7 of https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10035.pdf for an example.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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If you look at the actual SSA information on Spousal (and Survivor's) benefits, they do not use the words husband or wife. Either can get 1/2 the other, depending on whose was higher or lower.

See page 7 of https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10035.pdf for an example.
That is probably true since men can also get alimony. What about gay marriage? Since that is legal, can same sex divorcees get the same extra payment?
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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That is probably true since men can also get alimony. What about gay marriage? Since that is legal, can same sex divorcees get the same extra payment?
Yes, it would appear so.
At https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10014.pdf SSA says:
"We now recognize same-sex couples’
marriages in all States, and some non-
marital legal relationships (such as civil
unions and domestic partnerships), for
purposes of determining entitlement
to Social Security benefits"

and

"Marital status is important for
Social Security’s retirement, survivor,
and disability programs because you
or your spouse could be entitled to
benefits or a higher benefit amount
based on the marital relationship to
a worker."

Also, in an SSA POMS manual section re Same-Sex marriage at
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0200210100, it says:
"b. Divorced spouses and independently entitled divorced spouses
The relationship must meet the ten-year duration of marriage requirement."
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