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Ex-Spouse Benefits And How They Affect You

February 15, 2018 • By

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Just like during tax season, it’s good to have all the information you need early so you can prepare and get any money you are due. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his or […]

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

May 14, 2015 • By

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No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress.

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Understanding Spouse’s Benefits

January 24, 2019 • By

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Marriage is a cultural institution that exists all over the world. Having a partner means sharing many things including a home and other property. Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important. When you’re planning for your fun and vibrant golden years, here are a few things to remember:

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Survivor Benefits: Four Tips Widows Need to Know

May 27, 2022 • By

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Months before the first Social Security check was issued in 1940, lawmakers made changes to the planned benefits. Instead of the retired worker’s benefit ending when he died, his widow could collect a survivor benefit for her lifetime. Since then, the eligibility rules for survivors have improved. The age requirements are lower, surviving ex-spouses are eligible, […]

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5 Ways to Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

September 16, 2021 • By

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We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits. Our website offers a convenient way to apply for benefits online. You can apply online for: Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You must be at least 61 years and 9 months in age and want your benefits to start in no […]

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You and Your Family May Be Eligible for Increased Benefits

September 9, 2021 • By

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We know your circumstances may change after you apply—or become eligible—for benefits. If you, or a family member, receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain life changes could entitle you to an increase in your benefit amount. As part of our Potential Entitlement initiative, we want to help you identify where you might […]

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Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

August 12, 2021 • By

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Disability is something most people don’t like to think about, but the chances that you’ll become disabled are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs:   The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]

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Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

July 22, 2021 • By

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When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a lifeline for you and your family. Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes. If your working years are cut short by a severe and lasting illness […]

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Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

September 19, 2019 • By

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Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social Security taxes you pay go toward survivors benefits for workers and their families. The value of the […]

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Social Security Benefits: a Lifetime of Protections for Your Loved Ones

February 14, 2019 • By

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At Social Security, we know how much your loved ones mean to you—that’s why our promise of lifetime protections extends to them. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, some of your immediate family may also qualify to receive benefits on your record. We pay benefits to:

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