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Social Security is very confusing
posted at November 26, 2011 2:04 AM EST
First: November 26, 2011
Last: November 26, 2011
I read on the internet and in the book that Social Security sent to me that if I was 62 years old and had been married more than 10 years and divorced more than 2 years and was not married, I could collect 50% of my exhusband's social security.
When I went to the Social Security office to apply along with my marriage certificate, divorce decree and birth certificate, she told me I made too much money and I would have to wait until I was 66 years old to collect the 50% on my exhusband's ss. And if I start on my own now at 62, I can not change over to his at 66 years old. But if he dies before me, I can collect 100% of his.
If what the lady at the SS office said was true, why don't they put that on the internet? What is with Half Facts? It might have taken maybe 3 more sentences to say there may be some reasons why the age 62 would not be the best option. Since I have been out of work for 2 years, I have no option but to start at 62 but honestly, I have been cheated out of what is leagally mine.
Is there anyone who KNOWS what the real story is?