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As usual NOTHING talks about the situation of your exhusband being eight years younger.  Can't anyone answer this question????

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This site tells me nothiing about my situation.  I don't every see anything that tells me about my situation.  Please someone just answer my question.

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Tapping Your Ex for Social Security Benefits… and Making ...

 

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No one ever does anything about age discrimination.  I just found out a couple days ago at work that everyone was upgraded in their position ($2/hr. more) EXCEPT ME.  I am almost 63 years old and, even though I do the same work as the rest, they did not upgrade me.....


Post doesn't make sense. It one thing to not get a job in the first place because you have been discriminated against, and won't know it. But if you're telling the truth, then my understanding is that this is illegal and you have to call them on it. Are you telling us they told you that you're not getting a raise because you're too old??? 


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No one ever does anything about age discrimination.  I just found out a couple days ago at work that everyone was upgraded in their position ($2/hr. more) EXCEPT ME.  I am almost 63 years old and, even though I do the same work as the rest, they did not upgrade me.  I am so angry I can't see straight.  All I can do is look for another job but they well know it will be very difficult at my age.  I am working two jobs to barely get by and they are keeping me in my poverty.  $2 more an hour would make my life more bearable but I have to continue with this lower salary because of this discrimination against me.  And this is a state university.

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Re: I am 62 and exhusband is 54

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Am I not getting any reply to this?????

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I am 62 and exhusband is 54

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I never see anything written about this dilemma.  I will be 63 in July and my exhusband will be 55 in June.  Because he is so much younger than me I guess this means I can't collect my 50% from him until I'm 75?  I want to wait until I am 70 to collect my own but don't know if that is possible since the job I have right now is very shakey.  If I was to lose my  job now there is no way I can collect now at 63.  I would have to do temporary work or something.  I would only get enough SS to make my $800/mo. house payment.  If I have to collect at 66 it is going to be very rough for me and I still can't collect anything from my ex.  I have very little savings and am unable to save now.  Is there any way out of this dilemma?  I do plan to file for SS when I am 66 and then suspend it....if I can and am not out of work.  Things look very dim for me and it doesn't seem right that I have to wait until I am 75 to collect from my ex (if his 50% is enough....he makes a lot more than I ever did).

 

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Living on SSDI now for 10 years,which is the only source of income.To get any other help from any other programs is a joke,They put the minimum income at such a level that their is no way one can receive extra help.Would like to see washington live on what they send us monthly and see what they think then.No raise for 3 years,they say cost of living did not go up.I beg to differ.Groceries are alot higher,insurance higher,medical copays are higher this year.what gives Washington!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ma41669535 wrote:

".....Last year, I wrote to as many people in Congress and to the Department of Labor about age discrimination and never even had the courtesy of a reply.  That shows how much they care: not at all....".

 

   This is an ongoing discussion that cannot be settled. The bottom line is that it's near impossible to prove that you are discriminated against because of age. There already are laws in place, but again, not able to use those laws 99.9% of the time as you have no proof. The feds can't do any more. You are being discriminated against by people responsible for hiring.  Hiring is always 'discriminatory'. Studies have shown people are hired, or not, based on dress, facial hair, weight, height, etc. You don't know if they don't like your looks, dress, demeanor, how you speak, how they perceive your attitude.  Government cannot help in this one-on-one type of situation that occurs everywhere, every day.


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I'll vote for Bernie Sanders no matter what, since he is the only person running for national office who is discussing what used to be Democratic issues.  There is no point pointing blame at Obama - campaign finance laws make it impossible for anything to change as long as corporations are footing the bill for who gets to be in office.

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