Divorced or Widowed? – Social Security Can Help
The trauma of losing a spouse, either through death or divorce, can be emotionally devastating. But fortunately for many, Social Security benefits can ease at least the financial burden of such a traumatic event. Social Security survivor benefits are, with some restrictions, available to surviving spouses, and benefits for divorced ex-spouses may also be available if certain conditions are met. While this may not relieve the emotional stress of death or divorce, relieving the financial burden is an important part of the healing process. This MarketWatch article by Howard Gold discusses when and how survivor and ex-spouse benefits may be available. Click here to read more.