As a divorce spouse, am I entitled to receive Social Security benefits on my ex-spouse’s record?

You may qualify to receive benefits on your former spouse records if you meet these requirements:

  • The marriage lasted 10 years or longer
  • You are unmarried
  • You are age 62 or older
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work

The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases in Hillsborough County. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your case.

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