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SURPRISE! DIVORCED SPOUSES CAN GET SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Many Women believe they are not entitled to Social Security if they are divorced. The truth is you can get Social Security on your ex-spouse’s record under certain circumstances even if you are divorced. There are two U.S. Social Security benefits you may be entitled to—spousal support and survivor benefits. If you qualify and your […]

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5 TIPS TO NEW SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

5 TIPS TO NEW SOCIAL SECURITY LAW The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 made some significant changes to Social Security law. The new laws do away with some lucrative claiming strategies. You may still be eligible for these additional funds, but if you are, you need to act quickly. If you will be 66 or […]

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Government Pension Offset–Social Security Common Question #5

What Is The Government Pension Offset? Will I Lose My Social Security Benefit? Caller #5-Marge-Why don’t people say anything about the WEP (Windfall Elimination Provision) and the GPO (Government Pension Offset) for Social Security? Answer-The show has talked about these, but it’s a good time to talk about it again. We’ve helped a lot of […]

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File and Suspend–Social Security Most Common Questions #4

Confusion between “File and Suspend” and “Claim and Switch” Solved Caller #4-Ron. I did the file and suspend spousal benefit at 66 and I’m now 68. I get half of my wife’s Full Retirement Age benefit. When I go on the Social Security website, I don’t see the 8% increase in my benefit. I just see […]

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Social Security Spousal Benefit

Social Security Spousal Benefits You are entitled to spousal benefits if you have been married for at least one year or are divorced and had been married for at least ten years. In both situations you must be at least 62 years of age to apply. If you have reached full retirement age, you may […]

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