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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:
Q: Am I entitled to my ex-spouse's Social Security?
Q: I married and divorced the same person twice. Can I collect ex-spousal benefits if the marriages lasted more than 10 years total?
Q: Can a non-U.S. citizen receive ex-spousal benefits?
Q: I'm getting divorced. My spouse wants the settlement to say I cannot get ex-spousal benefits. Is that legal?
Q: Can I get an estimate of the Social Security I can collect on my ex-spouse's record?
Q: Can I collect an ex-spousal benefit at 62 then switch to my own benefit at full retirement age?
Q: How can I find out if a former spouse is collecting Social Security benefits on my record?
Q: I was widowed from my first spouse and divorced from my second. Can I claim benefits on either one's record?
Q: Will remarrying reduce my Social Security benefits?
Q: Does my divorced-spouse benefit decrease what my ex gets from Social Security?
Q: Can I collect Social Security from my ex-spouse if I remarry?
Q: Can I collect Social Security as a divorced spouse if my ex-spouse remarries?
Q: When someone who was married more than once dies, who is eligible for their Social Security benefits?
Q: Can I collect Social Security survivor benefits when my ex-spouse dies?
Q: Can I collect Social Security survivor benefits as a divorced spouse and wait to claim my own retirement benefit?
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