Social Security for Divorced Women -

In his own inimitable fashion, retired Social Security employee and now-columnist Tom Margenau takes on the question of Social Security benefits for divorced women. In this Arizona Sun article, Mr. Margenau points out that divorced women are entitled to pretty much the same Social Security benefits as married women, with just a few exceptions – largely having to do with the length of time they were married, and their current marital status. For a divorced woman to claim on her ex-husband’s record, they must have been married for at least 10 years. The divorcee’s existing marital status may also come into play, especially since she cannot get a spousal benefit from her living ex-husband if she is currently married. But the rules change if the ex-husband dies, as explained in the article. Click here to read more.

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