Social Security and Divorce: What Women Need to Know

Answers to nine questions about spousal benefits for divorced women. Here is a great article on what every woman needs to know about social security and divorce.

Divorce may end a marriage but it does not end a woman’s spousal Social Security benefits. These benefits apply whether or not you have a work history of your own. When you begin receiving retirement benefits, the Social Security Administration will calculate your benefits both as a worker and as an ex-wife or widow. You will receive the largest benefit for which you qualify whether that’s your own or your ex-husband’s — but not both benefits added together. (click for full article)

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