Can I collect my ex husband’s Social Security if he is still alive?
you’re eligible for some of your ex’s Social Security That means most divorced women collect their own Social Security while the ex is alive, but can apply for higher widow’s rates when he dies..
How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?
If your ex-spouse will also receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security, such as government work, their Social Security benefit on your record may be affected. The amount of benefits your divorced spouse gets has no effect on the amount of benefits you or your current spouse may receive.
Does Social Security count as income for alimony?
For alimony determinations, all types of Social Security benefits count as income.
How much does a divorced spouse get in Social Security?
The most you can collect in divorced-spouse benefits is 50 percent of your former mate’s primary insurance amount — the monthly payment he or she is entitled to at full retirement age (currently 66 but gradually rising to 67 over the next several years).
Can my wife get half my Social Security in a divorce?
Depending on eligibility, a divorced spouse may indeed be able to collect Social Security benefits through an ex if they were married for at least 10 years. If requirements are met, and if divorced and not remarried, a former spouse can claim 50% of an ex’s benefits, or 100% if/when the ex passes away.