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En español | Marriages end, but that doesn’t erase the financial contributions both partners made to the match. That’s why Social Security includes benefit options for divorced spouses.

If you and your ex were married for at least 10 years, you may be able to claim a form of spousal benefit on his or her earnings record. In this section of the AARP Social Security Resource Center, you’ll find details on:

  • Eligibility requirements for divorced-spouse benefits
  • How much spousal benefits you may collect if you are divorced 
  • Drawing survivor benefits if your former spouse is deceased
  • How marrying again affects your benefit options



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