How to Get Your Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits

Published in The Street, December 4, 2016

Marriage, it's said, comes and goes, but divorce is forever. Evidence of that can be found in the fact that, even if you've been divorced for decades, you can still receive Social Security benefits based on an ex-spouse's earning record.

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"If you're divorced and your former spouse had a more lucrative work history so they'd get a large benefit, it's to your benefit to collect based on their work history," explains Jose Reynoso, a partner with New York-based Clarfeld Financial Advisors.

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