Those who collect Social Security benefits may not consider possibility of divorce

March 8, 2011

According to, few people consider divorce when they think about their incomes dependent on Social Security benefits.

Divorced people often make costly errors because they don’t understand spousal and survivor benefits associated with Social Security benefits.

If you were married for at least 10 years to someone who paid into Social Security, you are entitled to a spousal benefit, and it doesn’t matter if you are divorced from that person. Your eligibility doesn’t depend on whether or not you also worked and paid into Social Security benefits.

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