Social Security Benefits for Divorced Spouses
Let’s discuss Social Security benefits and what it means if you are a divorced spouse. Although there are certain requirements that must be met, divorcees or ex-spouses can receive Social Security benefits based on your record even if they remarry.
The criterion that must be met is as follows:
– The marriage lasted at least 10 years.
– The ex-spouse is unmarried.
– The ex-spouse’s benefit based on their own record is less than the benefit would be on your record.
– You qualify for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.
– The ex-spouse can qualify for benefits on your record if you have been divorced for 2 years at a minimum and you have not made application for retirement benefits, but are qualified for the Social Security benefits.
In the case of a divorced spouse who remarries, benefits cannot in most instances be collected based on your record, unless the later marriage ends. The marriage’s end could be the result of divorce, an annulment or death.
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