Do You Lose Any Social Security Benefits If Your Ex Claims on Your Work Record?

Do You Lose Any Social Security Benefits If Your Ex Claims on Your Work Record?
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Spousal benefits could equal as much as 50% of the primary insured's benefit amount. Typically, it would make sense for your ex to do this only if you were the higher earner in the marriage and spousal benefits are higher than what the former partner would otherwise receive, or if your ex didn't work and pay into the system for long enough to be eligible for benefits. If your ex wants to claim spousal benefits, you don't get to opt out of this, and it has nothing to do with any divorce settlement that you may reach.

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