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Ask Rusty – Veteran Asks About Disability and Ex-Spouse Benefits

September 26, 2022 | Presenting: Russell Gloor - AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor

Dear Rusty: I am a military veteran with a total & permanent disability. I was married for over ten years to a military man who has since honorably separated from military service. I was originally on Social Security disability, which automatically converted to regular Social Security retirement benefits when I turned 65 — with the amount remaining at the “disabled” level instead of the “regular” rate based on my Social Security employment contribution record.  Why wasn’t my “regular” Social Security rate used when I turned 65?  Also, I contacted Social Security regarding my ex-husband’s Social Security since I was married to him for over 10 years but was told I am not entitled to a portion of his Social Security benefit. Why not?  I was told the amount I would receive wouldn’t subtract from his SS entitlement. Signed: Disable Veteran

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