Should You Claim Your Ex’s Benefits?

Decisions regarding finances and social security can be intricate, especially when they involve a former partner from a past divorce. Your marriage vows can pay off in the form of higher Social Security benefits even decades after the ink dried on your divorce decree. You may qualify for 50% of your ex-spouse’s benefit if you haven’t remarried, your marriage lasted at least ten years, and two years have passed since your divorce was finalized.