“Gray Divorce” Trend Complicates Social Security Benefits Picture

The claiming of spousal benefits under Social Security can be either fairly straightforward, or it can be a bit complicated, depending on your marital situation. In recent years, the proportion of divorce decrees involving people age 50 and older has trended upward, to the extent that in 2013 about a quarter of the newly-divorced were in this age category. Consequently, the details of claiming spousal benefits in divorce situations takes on a few wrinkles, as explained by Mary Beth Franklin in her post on www.investmentnews.com. Read her article here…

And if, after you’ve read Ms. Franklin’s post, you have specific questions or need clarification of your individual situation, contact the AMAC Foundation’s certified Social Security Advisory service for more information. This free-to-the-public service can be accessed via the Foundation’s website, or by phone call to the Foundation office (1-888-750-2622).


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