There are several requirements you must meet in order to be eligible to collect Social Security from a divorced spouse’s work record.
First, the marriage must have lasted longer than ten years and you must not be remarried to a new spouse.
Second, you must be 62 or older in order to collect, and to begin collecting immediately, your spouse must also be 62 or older and already collecting Social Security.
Otherwise, you are able to apply for Social Security based on your spouse’s career earnings two years after a divorce.
When marriages end later in life, people have unique financial concerns that must be addressed in the settlement.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you cover all the bases so you can live well in your retirement.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.