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Gray Divorce: Know Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security BenefitsSocial Security in the United States is a complex system – practically, socially and politically. However, knowing the ins and outs of Social Security can dramatically impact the quality of life of gray divorcees, or spouses who get divorced later on in life. If a person is divorced, it might be possible to claim Social Security spousal and survivor benefits from their ex spouse. This column explains the importance of knowing and understanding the benefits process, and how it could lead to a more comfortable retirement post-divorce.