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Can you collect on your husbands social security?
Whether or not a woman can collect on her husbands social security depends on several factors. First, she has to be old enough or disabled. Second, she has to have been married long enough. Then, she must be widowed or divorced. Other rules may apply. As with everything involving the government, exceptions exist. You will need to see someone at the social security office. If you try to contact someone by phone, you will get a recorded message that someone will get back to you. One person has been waiting 20 years for his call to be returned. You can try the internet. You may or may not get satisfaction. If you visit a social security office, you will be able to get an appointment with a live human being.
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If you remain unmarried you will be able to collect on your ex husband's social security. This becomes null and void if you remarry however. A case worker from the Social …Security Administration will help you with the paperwork.
A person can receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if they meet certain criteria. Those criteria being they were married to the f…ormer spouse for at least 10 years; Is at least age 62 years old; Is unmarried; and Is not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on his or her own record.
Social Security Disability benefits are exempt from any debt collection except for child support obligations. SS benefits can in some cases be garnished for spousal maintenanc…e, but the spouse who is entititled must file a civil suit to obtain a judgment for collection of the court ordered amount.
Yes, a woman can continue to draw Social Security benefits from her ex-husband's work record if the previous marriage lasted at least ten years, and she remarries at age 60 or… later (50 or later, if disabled).
Yes. You are eligible to draw retirement benefits against a living ex-spouse's work record if you are at least 62 years old, were married 10 years or more, are not currently m…arried, and your ex-spouse is entitled to receive benefits. If you ex-spouse is not entitled to receive benefits, you may still be able to entitled to compensation if, in addition to the requirements mentioned above, your ex-spouse is at least 62 years old and you have been divorced for two or more consecutive years.
Yes, if you were married for a minimum of ten years.
If there is court ordered spousal support the ex spouse may be entititled to that amount from the obligated spouse's SS benefits. If there is no court ordered alimony the ex-s…pouse cannot apply for his or her share of SS benefits until the death of the SS beneficiary. Even so, the marriage must have legally existed for a minimum of 10 years before the surviving ex spouse can be eligible to apply for such benefits.
Can a wife collect social security benefits on her husbands social security benefits social security?
yes if he passes away i think
Yes if he has worked and paid into social security. Do not wait. Call the social security office in your state and find out. Understand, that you cannot collect your social s…ecurity and your husbands at the same time. They will explain it to you when you call.
I believe if you are married 10 yrs, they can collect off of you, or that's what it used to be.
Widows are eligible to begin drawing retirement benefits on their late husband's earnings record at age 60 if they have not remarried before that time. Disabled widows are eli…gible at 50. A widow may draw survivors' benefits at any age if she is raising the decedent's dependent minor children who are under age 16. The children should also qualify for separate survivor benefits. Please call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 to speak with a representative about your specific situation.
Only under certain circumstances. A wife can collect Social Security at age 62 while the husband works only if the husband has already reached full retirement age (65 for peop…le born before 1943; 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954). The working spouse must also retire in order for the non-working spouse to draw benefits against his or her record; however, if the working spouse has already reached full retirement age, he may elect to suspend his portion of the benefit in order to continue earning delayed retirement credits. If the working spouse is below full retirement age, this option is not available. He or she must retire, reducing both spouses' benefit checks, and will only be allowed to earn a maximum of $14,160 per year until the month he or she reaches full retirement age.
If the marriage lasted at least ten years and the couple lived together for that entire time, the ex spouse may have a claim to a portion of the receipients benefits.
You have to have been married 10 yrs. See the Related Link below.
yes, if he is in a nursing home and they are still married the government has to maintain the spouse level of income to the household with his social security
If the couple lived together for at least ten years - as a married couple, then there MAY be a legitimate claim, to a portion of the benefits.