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Old 02-04-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Will social security tell me the exact dollar amount of my deceased ex-husbands (whom I was previously married to for over 10 years and he nor I ever remarried) social security benefit amount?

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Old 02-04-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Call or check with Social Security. I know in some cases a woman is entitled to her late ex husbands Social Security.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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If you call Social Security, they will figure the amounts for you, using the formula, and let you know what amounts you are eligible for pertaining to the amount your ex-husband received in relation to your own work record, if you worked. They did this over the phone for me.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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SS will tell you the benefit currently received by a living ex-spouse, too. You need that information to decide whether to claim benefits on his/her record or yours.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Call or check with Social Security. I know in some cases a woman is entitled to her late ex husbands Social Security.
Wouldn't this be man or woman and ex spouse now that gay marriage is legal?
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:37 AM
 
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SS will tell you the benefit currently received by a living ex-spouse, too. You need that information to decide whether to claim benefits on his/her record or yours.
unless you were at least 62 in 2015 you can only claim on your own record if you have one . if 1/2 your ex's is more than your full amount the difference is added to your own benefit . the only difference now between married and divorced is divorced does not have to wait until their ex spouse files to get the adder , only that their ex is at least 62 . .
married can not get the adder until their spouse files and collects .

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Old 02-05-2017, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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When I applied for SS at age 64 the woman who was helping me checked to see what amount my ex was drawing. Apparently my whole SS check was more than half of his SS check. I was not told the amount he was getting.

If he dies before me (he remarried 2x and I never did) I am not sure what, if any, I would get. We were married 21+ years.
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Old 02-05-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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you would get what he got if he died as long as you are full retirement age yourself . other wise it is less . . the 1/2 rules only apply when he is alive . survivor benefits are different rules .
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Old 02-05-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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you would get what he got if he died as long as you are full retirement age yourself . other wise it is less . .
Thank you mathjak107. I'll be 75 in April, so I am well past FRA.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:00 AM
 
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great , than it is simple . you get what he got if it is higher than yours as a survivor benefit . no more of this 1/2 crap ha ha ha.

this is where delaying ss as long as you can pays off for your spouse or ex spouse
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