Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Laurel Starkey

SS at 67 divorced

Recommended Posts

Hello, I am 67, full retirement age, born 1951, was married 33 years, divorced 5years. My xhusband is 6 years younger than me born 1957 and is 61.5 years. My plan was to file a "restricted application" which allows me to collect a spousal benefit while delaying benefits om my own earning record when he turned 62.

First; can I do this at all, because I'm divorced.

Second; Congress passed a new law in 2015 for people born after Jan. 1,1954 (my xhusband) cannot file a "restricted application". So, when a person born after 1954 claims retirement benefits they are "deemed" to be claiming entitled spousal benefits. I understand that, but I was born 1951 under the old SS law. My question is; can I still file "restricted application" on my xhusband or do I fall under the NEW law because he was born 1957.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this