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Divorce and Social Security Spousal Benefits

Divorce and Social Security Spousal Benefits

 Q: My marriage ended with a court decree 10 years ago. I'm told that as a divorced woman, I might qualify for Social Security benefits on the work record of my ex-spouse. Is that true? A: Yes, it's true — you might. Social Security operates with a philosophy that a divorced person may deserve a personal benefit, having been the long-term partner…