Divorced Spouse Benefits & Disability
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.
An individual can receive Social Security benefits as a divorced spouse if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Married to the former spouse for at least 10 years
- At least age 62 years old
- Currently unmarried
- Not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on his or her own record
To avoid the common challenges involved, it is essential that your application is filled out properly and accurately the first time. A Sacramento Social Security Disability attorney from our firm 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. Our team can help you understand if you are eligible, how much you can expect to receive, and how to best go about seeking your benefits.
We are ready to assist you through this time. Contact our firm at (888) 421-8705 now.
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. The good news? A Sacramento SSD lawyer from Disability Action Advocates can ensure 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 at (888) 421-8705.