Will I be able to draw social security when I reach 67?

viper34j2004 used Ask the Experts™
I work for a school district in Texas that does not contribute to social security (not sure why, but they don't).  Because of this, I will be unable to withdraw social security on my own once I retire.  However, when we were still married, my ex-husband owned his own business that did pay into social security.  He made a great deal of money (100k-150k) and therefor paid a great deal into social security.  After we divorced, he continued the business and it still operates to this day.

My question is, since I work for an employer that doesn't contribute to social security, will I still be able to draw from it based on my ex-husband's contributions while we were married?

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)

Spouse's benefit"
Any current spouse is eligible, and divorced or former spouses are eligible generally if the marriage lasts for at least 10 years.

However, my main question to you is how in the heck neither you or your place of work gets away with not making Social Security contributions?
How long were you married?
I believe if you were married for at least 10 years you can.

State and municipal government employees often pay into a state retirement system rather than Social Security.  I assume you will get retirement benefits via that route?

Government employers do have FAT pension plans, thus, they can opt out of social security.  In Texas you have the option to opt out also - are you sure you husband didn't do that?

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