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Can You Double Up on Spousal Benefits?

Answer: Of all the issues related to Social Security, few are as complicated as the rules surrounding marriage, divorce, and remarriage. In fact, if you weren’t careful about reading them, you’d be excused for thinking that some people are able to double up on their spousal benefits. The confusion stems from how the Social Security Administration handles spousal benefits following a divorce. Namely, so long as you were married for at least 10 years to a former spouse, then you’re entitled to Social Security benefits based on their work history. Read more…

Source: John Maxfield, The Motley Fool – July 27, 2014

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