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Your Social Security Won’t Change if Your Ex-spouse Claims Benefits From You

It’s not unusual that some divorced partners can claim benefits from their ex-spouse, and it’s a common misunderstanding that doing so reduces the benefit of the spouse who’s record is being used for the claim. That is not at all the case, because an ex-spouse claiming benefits does not, in any way, affect the person whose record is used to compute the ex-spouse benefit. There a many rules for an ex-spouse to be eligible for benefits but, if awarded, payment of that benefit will be entirely transparent. All of this is explained in this Grand Island Independent article by Robin Hartill. Click here to read more.

Also, if you’re unsure about your individual situation under Social Security or have questions about your personal benefit entitlements, note that the AMAC Foundation provides an independent free-to-the-public Social Security Advisory service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…

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