Can I Collect My Ex-spouse's or Deceased Spouse's Social Security? 🤔

As if Social Security isn’t confusing enough!” There are many different strategies out there for collecting social security from either your deceased spouse or from your ex-spouse. Some straightforward, some not so much which is why we created this Weekend Wisdom video. Let us know what you think!

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23 Responses

  1. Sunshine1 says:

    Could a child of the deceased veteran be entitled to collect vet benefits and social security.

  2. Judy Dean says:

    can a person draw of a husband who passed away at age of 45 and the widow remarries and the second husband away can she draw off of both of them. the first marriage lasted for 25 years and the second is 28 years.

  3. Judy Mann says:

    Thank you for your helpful Information, can you tell me what would be best for my situation: My husband and I have been married for 42yrs. But we are separated he's 79yrs old and I will be 62yrs in January 2021 I'm on SSI Benefits and don't receive no assistance from him at all, should I, and as far as I know he's still alive..Thank you!! God bless

  4. Grace Hill Granny says:

    I was 51 when my spouse of 31 years passed. I was injured in a head on collision that left my physically challenged for life. I did not file for Disability when my husband was living, but upon his death the SS office informed me that I would probably qualify for Disability to widow at 51.
    What I want to know is this, what percentage would I receive at 51 compared to waiting until age 60?

  5. Native Cree says:

    Why I am I Oregon…only getting half of his security..he died in 2014..iam this right

  6. Laurie Bentley says:

    I'm surprised I was married for 12 yrs Divorced 8months later he passed this was 2015 I'm 59 and never remarried am I able to receive Death benefits or does that go to his son

  7. Susan Evans says:

    What if my ex spouse remarried before death

  8. Annette Haymon says:

    Great! Info, thanks

  9. Linda Eubanks says:

    I was married to my first husband for 20 years I am 72 now he is my ex-husband we have been divorced for a long time he remarried I'm still single I'm 72 now can I collect some of his social security? My social security that I draw is very low mine is called SSA only $648 a month they told me when I signed up at 62 if he passes away before me I can draw his Social Security is this true?

  10. Darnel Loyd says:

    Does it matter if your ex had several ex's and you only have "1'

  11. Paul Thomas Shepherd says:

    First of all, the term "Social Security" is a misleading play on the wording because in most cases it does not provide "Security." For example, I am 85 years old, worked til over age 65, and my current benefit is $715.00 monthly. As we can see here, this amount does not provide security to living and certainly not Social Security.

  12. Kevin Nelson says:

    ? about SSDI and survivors benefits, do I qualify for those? She was 49 when she passed and on SSDI as I am. My benefits are higher than hers were.

  13. Rosemarie Rex says:

    I was married for 12 years and receive $155 per month which I do not think is right. I am 68 years old and he a couple years older and made a 6 figure income. Who can I speak to about this?

  14. Paula Johnson says:

    How's about natural daughters( married or not) and sons get their moms and dad's social security benefits after they passed away?

  15. Ana Gould Lopez-Ray says:

    What if your spouse has remarried can i still get his SS $ ?.
    We were married for 30 yrs. And he remarried 2 yrs. Ago.

  16. Susan Fitzgerald says:

    I was married 7 yrs and had 2 children together, was wondering if I could collect since he never paid child support

  17. Sherri says:

    I cannot believe that an ex husband (over 30 years) can collect on my social security..That's just insane. And he can collect if I die, but my kids can't. Incredible. Problem with that

  18. D Vandyne says:

    I have a question, not understanding benefits. I was married 22 years now divorced. I am disabled and due to missin g 2 quarters of work when they decided I was disabled. So I get SSI only. Ill b 61 n nov. Can I draw disability off of my x spouse now?

  19. janneta trenholm says:

    Can you please talk about recieving widows benefits and working. How much I can earn to be able to keep my benefits?

  20. Yvonne Hopkins says:

    Hi been trying to find out how to get my spousal support from my deceased husband.
    This is good info for me THANK YOU

  21. Beverly Alexander says:

    Ok, I am 59 years old , I was married to my ex for 32 years and we had 4 children together. We divorced in july 2011, I remarried. In February 2014. Will I get anything from him ? Next. my 2nd husband was married in December 1978, Divorced May 2001. They had 2 children together . She is 64, drawing disability and single. If I'm right she gets his . But now where does that leave me . out in the cold ?

  22. Tracey Williams says:

    My ex and I been separated for a while but still legal married can I get his SSI

  23. Wealth and Wisdom says:

    As you can imagine with over 800,000 views on this video I get a lot of questions, I also do my best to answer as many questions as possible. If for some reason you feel you need more info it would better to email me, rather scheduling a call. If we can't get resolved, I will recommend a call…..Thanks….Michael

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