Yes, if you were married for ten years or longer, you are eligible for Social Security benefits based on your spouse’s work history even if you are divorced in Queens.
Social Security has a formula to cover divorced spouses whose work history leaves them at a disadvantage after a divorce.
If you were married for more than ten years, are at least 62 years old, and have not remarried, then you can receive Social Security benefits based on the higher-earning spouse’s work history during the marriage.
And if your spouse has accrued pensions, 401(k) plans, IRAs, or other retirement savings over the court of a long marriage, you are entitled to a share of those.
You don’t have to stay married to have a secure retirement.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can make sure you get all the retirement benefits you are entitled to, including Social Security.
Call 718-523-1111 today for a free consultation with an attorney experienced with making sure you can get your retirement benefits.