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Social Security and the divorced

(By – Laura Medigovich)

A client recently asked me about spousal benefits. Most of us know husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work record. But did you know that this benefit often applies to divorced spouses? If you are divorced, in many cases you can still collect benefits on your ex-spouse’s Social Security earnings record. However, in order to collect benefits your marriage must have lasted at least 10 years, you and your ex-spouse must be 62 or older, and your earnings must be less than the earnings of your ex-spouse. Read more…

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