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Current Spouse and Former Spouse Can Both Receive Benefits
(Posted November 19, 2012)
Question 923: Can I claim benefits when my ex-husband retires based on 25 years of marriage? He has remarried, but I have not, so his current spouse may want to claim this also. Would we both be able to make claims against his retirement, and how would it impact benefits?
Answer: Both a former spouse and a current spouse can receive benefits.
The two benefits are independent of each other and would not affect either the worker's or the other spouse's benefit.
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