Drawing retirement on ex-husbands social security
I was married for twenty three years and was a stay at home mom, before I divorced and went back to school and started working.
Someone told me I can draw against my ex's S.S. rather than only my own earnings. Is this true?
How can I know how much I can expect to draw so I'll know when to retire?
Wendy Contact SS and make an appointment. Tell them you were married over ten years (the minimum) and you want to know what your estimated benefit is.
You will get the higher of:
1) your own benefit
2) 50% of his benefit (which does not affect what he is drawing)