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Divorced Spouse Benefits

Divorced Spouse Benefits & Disability

An individual can receive Social Security benefits as a divorced spouse, if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years
  • Is at least age 62 years old
  • Is unmarried
  • Is not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on his or her own record

The process of applying for Social Security benefits as a divorced spouse can be complicated. Everything from your current benefits, Social Security status, to the marital status of your ex-spouse can complicate the issue and cause your application to get stuck in your local Social Security office while all the extenuating circumstances get sorted out. To avoid this, it is essential that your application is filled out properly and accurately the first time, and a Sacramento Social Security Disability attorney can help you make sure your application is done right the first time.

In addition to receiving benefits as a divorced spouse, if your former spouse has passed away, you may also be able to receive benefits as a surviving ex-spouse. An attorney from our firm can help you understand if you are eligible, how much you can expect to receive, and how to best go about seeking your benefits.

Social Security Disability Attorney Serving Sacramento

When exploring your Social Security benefit options as a divorced spouse, you may find the law difficult to understand. The policies surrounding all aspects of Social Security are complex and an experienced attorney from Disability Action Advocates can help you understand what your rights are as a divorced spouse. We are dedicated to helping our clients with their Social Security claims, and we will be with you every step of the way. You don't have to wait to be denied your benefits to seek the help of an attorney; having us on your side from the beginning can be give you an advantage in ensuring that you have explored all options that are available to you. We have 20 years of experience in Social Security law, and we are ready to help you. To learn more, contact our firm today!