The Skinny on Divorced Folks Collecting Social Security on an Ex’s Salary History
Mark Rapport covers a topic that is often confusing to people. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lays out some specific conditions to make a claim on an ex-spouse’s Social Security benefits. In short, the SSA says you must have been married for at least 10 years, divorced for at least two years, be currently unmarried, and be at least 62 years old. You can have remarried and later become single again, as long as you’re not currently married. Gender is irrelevant, and the spouse’s benefit is unaffected by a claim against their work history and income. Entire article here.
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