Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Divorced Wife's Benefits

Justine from North Carolina:
I was divorced after 14 years of marriage (d. 1979). I started my social security at age 62. My ex-husband retired in 2008 at age 66. Are there any benefits for me now from his SS?

Yes Justine, it is possible, assuming you have not remarried, and if your primary insurance amount (your unreduced benefit) is less than one-half of your ex's primary insurance amount.  In that case, you can receive the difference as a divorced wife.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me!