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Can You Collect Social Security on Your Ex's Earnings Record?

walter4 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:25 AM
Money.........That's why I got a divorce in the first place, and now thanks to the goverment she still gets my money What a great country
sugarprice Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 10:47 PM
Remember - it does not affect your benefits. Social Security supplementation by children can be denied if children were abandoned or child support was not paid. There are a lot of rules - read a few more and get even better surprises. Social Security is not a retirement program that I would want to survive on - and we wonder why some seniors eat cat food. Right.

Dear Carrie: I'm divorced. I've heard that I might still be entitled to a Social Security benefit from my ex. How does that work? -- A Reader

Dear Reader: What you heard is correct. Even though you're divorced, it's still possible to collect benefits on an ex-spouse's Social Security record. However, the operative word here is possible because there are definite qualifications you must meet in order to do so. The basic qualifications are pretty straightforward, but there are a few permutations you'll need to be aware of to determine if and when collecting spousal benefits on your ex is the right move...

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