7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Social Security and Divorce
Robin Hartill covers an often overlooked issue with Social Security in this piece. While many people do qualify for more Social Security simply by claiming based on their own work record, rather than an ex’s, collecting on an ex’s record could give monthly checks a serious boost for those who have a limited work history. You cannot get both benefits. As Hartill notes, as long as you haven’t remarried, your marriage lasted at least 10 years, and two years have passed since your divorce was finalized, you can qualify for up to 50% of a living ex-spouse’s benefit once you’re both eligible to start collecting. Full article here.
The AMAC Foundation offers a free-to-the-public advisory service to all folks ageing into–or already in–Social Security. This service provides guidance in understanding the complexities of Social Security and the myriad rules and regulations associated with the process for claiming benefits, with NSSA-Certified Social Security Advisors available via email or telephone to discuss options. Learn more about this service via the Foundation’s website.