My DH is 61 years old, and his ex is almost 59. And they were married for 10 years, and been divorced for 29 years. I been married to DH for the last 29 years. I have heard different things on this. here is some things i was told.
They were married for 10 years, so she can draw from his social security.
I've heard it both ways, i heard if she drawed from his social security, it would affect what he or i draw. and i heard it would not affect us. I heard she can only draw from his social security if she is not married. She is now married. She married 3 more men after divorcing DH. She is now married to her 4th husband. I just don't think its fair for any government to let an ex thats been divorced for so long be entitled to draw from an ex's social security especially if it will affect what the ex or his current wife draws. Does anybody know anything about this? I am getting concerned.
She can't collect.
You can receive benefits on your ex-husband's Social Security record if he is receiving Social Security benefits (or is deceased) and:
your marriage lasted 10 years or longer;
you are presently unmarried;
you are age 62 or older (if he is deceased, you can collect benefits at age 60 or age 50 if you become disabled); and
you are not entitled to an increased benefit on your own record which exceeds one-half of your ex-husband's unreduced benefits.
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