Can more than one ex-spouse draw on my record?

If you have more than one ex-spouse who is eligible for spousal benefits on your work record, each can draw benefits. This will not impact the amount of your retirement benefits. Each of your ex-spouses will have to have been married to you for ten years or more. They...

Will a divorce impact my spousal benefits?

Many people don’t think about Social Security when it comes to divorce, but it does matter. As an ex-spouse, you may be entitled to spousal benefits on your former spouse’s record if you’ve been married for at least ten years. If you’re close to your tenth wedding...

What is a spousal benefit?

If you have been married for one year or more, you are potentially entitled to draw spousal benefits when you reach age sixty-two or more. Your spouse must be receiving Social Security retirement benefits. Your retirement benefits must be less than 50 percent of your...