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  • May 18, 2017 04:11 PM
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    I found some information on the Social Security website under the "Social Security Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse's Benefit".

    I must be 62 years old and NOT currently married.

    Be divorced from a person who is at least 62 years old and has enough work credits to get Social Security benefits.

    Have been married to that person for at least 10 years and divorced for at least two continuous years.

    Not be entitled an equal or higher Social Security retirement benefit or disability benefit based on your own work.

  • May 18, 2017 04:11 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Okay I am turning 62 in October. And I am planning on applying for Social Security in the very near future. I had someone tell me the other day to check on another option that I might have. I was married for 25 years to a certified mechanic. He made a lot more than I did each year. I divorced in 2009 due to his infidelity issues and I have never remarried. I was told I might be able to draw on HIS Social Security rather than mine and perhaps receive more. Does anyone know how I go about asking or comparing it to what I would get as an individual rather than a divorcee??? Thank you for any information you can steer me towards!!!!