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Divorced Spouse Benefits

How to Qualify for Divorced Spouse Benefits

Can I receive social security benefits on my divorced spouse's record?

Social security disability benefits are an important part of being financially secure for many retired and disabled individuals. When married couples are divorced, a person may continue to receive vital benefits on their former spouse's social security record if certain conditions are met. There are many stipulations that may dictate whether you are eligible to receive benefits from your former spouse, and a Reno social security disability lawyer is in the best position to offer knowledgeable, experience-based guidance and advice on these matters.

Some of the core parameters necessary to qualify for divorced spouse benefits, whether living or having passed away, include the following requirements

  • You have been married to your former spouse for a minimum of 10 years
  • You are at least 62 years of age
  • You are currently unmarried and not entitled to a higher benefit yourself

Benefits cannot be received from a former spouse unless you are personally qualified to receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. In the event that you remarry, benefits generally cannot be paid on a former spouse's account unless the marriage ends.

Pursuing Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefits in Reno

Disability Action Advocates has a wealth of experience in working with clients across the Reno area who have a need to collect social security benefits on their former spouse's record. We believe strongly in your right to receive the benefits of a former spouse as you could any other asset. Our staff is adept at providing the necessary guidance through an often-confusing claims process. While we cannot guarantee a specific result, we can assure you that we will not be paid until your claim is won. We have won thousands of cases for clients with a wide variety of goals, and we look forward to helping you achieve your critical needs as well. Contact a Reno social security disability lawyer with DAA if you are interested in collecting benefits from a former spouse's social security account.