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You Can Collect Social Security from an Ex-Spouse

Ken Moraif of Kiplinger notes divorce is tough emotionally and financially.  But there is a benefit not all know of.  You can collect on your ex-spouse’s record if all of these apply: you are at least 62 years old, you are single, you were married to your ex-spouse for at least 10 years, the benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work history is less than the benefit you would receive based on your former spouse’s work history, and your ex-spouse qualifies for Social Security benefits.  You can even begin drawing benefits before your ex has retired, as long as they qualify and you’ve been divorced at least two years.  Read full piece here.

The AMAC Foundation offers a free-to-the-public advisory service to all folks ageing into–or already in–Social Security. This service provides guidance in understanding the complexities of Social Security and the myriad rules and regulations associated with the process for claiming benefits, with NSSA-Certified Social Security Advisors available via email or telephone to discuss options. Learn more about this service via the Foundation’s website.



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