Q: Can I receive SS benefits on her record when I am age 62, or will I have to wait until she is 62 and I am 68?
I plan to retire at age 62, this November 2019. My ex-wife, a Physician, from a 25 year marriage, is 6 years younger than I am.
A: I would need to know some additional details before I could conclusively answer this question. However, generally speaking in order to receive benefits derived from the account of a divorced spouse they themselves have to be eligible for Social Security (either through reaching retirement age or becoming disabled themselves). I hope this helps.
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