Is the ex entitled to Social Security benefits?


#1

My fiance’s previous marriage lasted 10 years and 3 months, but they were legally separated as of 9 years. Will she be entitled to a portion of his Social Security benefits? If so, how much?


#2

There is no legal separation in NC, so the marriage met the 10 year mark. I cannot say how much she will receive.


#3

Does the ex receiving Social Security benefits reduce the amount that he or I are entitled to?


#4

No.


#5

Ok. Does she have to apply for it, or will it be given to her automatically? Also, will she still receive the benefits if she remarries?


#6

Social security is governed by federal law, not state law. To ensure you get accurate information please visit the Social Security Administration website :http://www.ssa.gov/