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Can I collect SS from my ex husband if I am on SS disability. He is retirement age I am 59. Married more than 10 years

Bakersfield, CA |
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I am disabled. He is living

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Probably not, at least at this time. To qualify for retirement benefits on the account of an ex-spouse, the applicant must be 62 or older and not remarried. When that eligibility is established the dollar amount for retirement on the account of the ex-spouse is compared to the present disability benefit, and the higher is awarded. You would not receive both.

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I do not have much to add to the excellent succinct answer by Ms. Sinclair, but you should check with a Social Security office when you turn 62 to see which benefit is greater.

Disclaimer: the above does not constitute legal advice and is only an opinion of the author as to current law. You should consult an attorney with questions about your particular situation.

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