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"Social Security if married before vs after age 60"

  • musicplay
    Posted: Nov 20, 2012 07:10 PM
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    Pasco, WA
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    My current wife and I were just married last year. She is 58 and I am 62. She was married before for more than 10 years and he is still living. It has come to our attention that if had waited until after she turned 60 to get married, then at age 62 she would have been able to claim benefits based on her ex's work record and if she survives him she could eventually begin receiving benefits at 100% of what he was eligible for. So I have two questions.

    First, is all the above correct, and

    Second, if she and I were to divorce now and then remarry after she turns 60 would she still be eligible to file on his record as described above?


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