What Are the Requirements for a woman to draw social security from her ex-husband?
The woman must meet certain age requirements and must have been married to her ex-husband for a minimum of ten years. She can’t be married at the time of application. It does not matter if she has remarried as long as that marriage is dissolved or that spouse is deceased. If the woman was married twice for over ten years each time, she can collect on either ex-husband.
What Are The Age Requirements?
In order for a woman to draw social security benefits from her ex-husband, she needs to be at least 60 years old if the ex-spouse is deceased and at least 62 years old if he is living and she is not disabled. She may be able to collect at age 50 if he is deceased and she is disabled.
What If The Woman Would Collect More From Her Own Income?
A qualified person can only collect one social security benefit. It is best to determine which income will generate the greater earnings prior to applying for benefits. Keep in mind that the woman will only receive one half of the ex-spouses benefit unless he is deceased.