Tag: dependent benefits

How Will my Divorce or Remarriage Affect my Dependent or Survivor Social Security Benefits?

Dependent Benefits

Divorce- If you are divorced, you are still eligible for dependents benefits based on your former spouse’s record if the marriage lasted at least ten years, the divorced became final at least two years prior and both you and former spouse have reached age 62, regardless of whether your spouse has begun receiving benefits himself.  

Remarriage- Your former spouse’s remarriage has no effect on your ability to collect dependent benefits on his earning record.  However, your own remarriage will cause you to lose the ability to collect dependent benefits on your former spouse’s… Read the rest