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What are the social security benefits for divorced spouses?

If you are divorced, your ex-spouse may qualify for social security benefitson your earnings. To qualify, your ex-spouse must:

  • Have been married to you for 10 years

  • Have been divorced for 2 years

  • Have reached age 62

  • Be unmarried and not be eligible for an equal or higher benefit on their own work or another spouse’s work


Disability, survivor, and total family benefits are beyond the scope of this eBook but are benefits to consider when talking about or planning your eligible social security benefits.

For a free convenient eBook that explains in depth your social security benefits, please download The Nuts & Bolts of Social Security in 7 Easy Tips. If you have further questions, please contact us online.

This information is based on facts, assumptions and representations as stated and authorities that are subject to change.  We will not update this information for subsequent legislative or administrative changes of future judicial interpretations.

LEGAL NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER:  The information within this web site is for informational and educational purposes only and is not tax advice and should not be used as such.  The facts of each individual situation can have significantly different outcomes when applying tax law.  The hiring of a CPA is an important decision not to be based solely on advertisements.

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