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When you break up a marriage, is it true that you’ll lose Social Security benefits as an ex-spouse?

Answer: You might think so, but you’re still entitled to them, given certain conditions.According to Rob Kron in his blog post for BlackRock BLK +0.31%, you need not be married to collect spousal or survivor benefits. Since your spousal/survivor benefits are based on your ex’s earnings history, that’s a big plus, particularly if he/she made more money that you have. Read more…

Source: forbes.com, July 21, 2014

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