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If you are divorced, your ex-spouse may qualify…

This is the 7th tip in our series entitled “The Nuts & Bolts of Social Security in 7 Easy Tips.”

…for social security benefits on your earnings.

To qualify, your ex-spouse must meet the following guidelines:

  • 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 post but are benefits to consider when talking about or planning your eligible benefits.

As with any financial decision,  benefits should be considered as one leg of your complex web of retirement planning.

“The Nuts & Bolts of Social Security in 7 Easy Tips” is also available as a FREE eBook at my website: www.Makara-Assoc.com/ebooks/.

Call me at (239) 384-9688 with any questions about Social Security Planning or simply contact me online .

– Mark

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.
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  1. Your Social Security Planning in 7 Easy To Understand Tips. | Cash Flow Planning for Life Says:

    […] Tip 7 – What are the Social Security Benefits for Divorced Spouses? […]

    Posted on February 16th, 2011 at 11:29 am

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