Skip to comments.Yes, a Nonworking Spouse Can Collect Social Security
Posted on 05/12/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
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I do recall that my mother collected SS benefits based on my father’s contributions, even though she never worked.
I also understand that an ex-wife can claim a pro-rated portion of the ex-husband’s SS benefits (and vice versa).
ex wife can collect if she was married for ten years
She hasn’t paid anything in to it but she can collect? For what, staying home breathing?
If that is the case why is it when one spouse dies, the remaining spouse can’t collect on both wage earners contributions. Say both paid in for 40 years, one dies before retirement, remaining spouse can only receive from one wage earners contributions. Yet, the one who has never paid in can collect for sitting at home.
Can the ex-wife still collect 50%, or is the benefit reduced if, for example, the divorce was decades ago?
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I am sitting here laughing. It is going to be a nightmare for some folks, like my brother, who are on their third or fourth spouse.
Just another reason why I am glad I’ve stayed married to the same wonderful woman for the these past 24 years.
Or an ex-husband on an ex-wife. It depends on who had the greater earnings
i am not sure that a “stay at home” mom would be considered, “just sitting around at home.”
Just an opinion.
The money comes from the government, not from the spouse or their account.
As long as the marriage lasted ten years.
That’s the last information I have.
I was trying to make a point - she wasn’t contributing $$$ into the system.
Sorry if the obvious got lost in my message.
Sitting at home? Yes we all know how much better it is with the little wife working and shipping the kiddies off so someone else can raise them.
Oh, you’d better put on your asbestos underwear for THAT remark!.........Ladies! Fire when ready!...............
I dare you to tell your mom that she never worked.
I’m more than ready. The only ones that will object are the Barrybots who believe in ‘sharing the wealth’ - getting something for nothing. Let them expose themselves.
Ex wives can only collect if they were married for more than 10 years IIRC.