Can someone qualify for social security retirement benefits based on earnings of their ex-spouse?

By Cynthia Ann Brassington
September 04, 2017
Can someone qualify for social security retirement benefits based on earnings of their ex-spouse?

This is an important aspect of every person's retirement planning, especially someone who is divorced and did not work. The person who is divorced, so long as they were married ten years to the person that paid into social security, and that person qualifies for social security, then the spouse will receive a portion of that person's social security benefits. However, how much they receive and when they receive it depends on the year they were born and their age.


New Jersey attorney Cynthia Ann Brassington is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and regularly helps people to resolve their divorce-related issues, from property division, to child support, and custody. To learn more about Cynthia and her practice visit www.LinwoodFamilyLaw.com.

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September 04, 2017
Categories:  Financial Issues|FAQs

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