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How do I find out my estimated benefits through my x- spouse's benefits?

I was married for 20 Years. I am not married. I am sure that my x-husbands estimated social securit y is much more than mine. I am 57 years old, and want to plan for my future. Is there a way I can find out what my estimated benefits are through his social security? I was told once, by a social securit employee that I could make an appointment with a social security office, and bring in my marriage liscense and divorce decree, and that I could find out. Now I have called social security, and thety said I can't find out until I file. I need to plan. Please let me know how I can find out this information. Thank You.

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