The Timing of Your Massachusetts Divorce Could Impact Your Social Security Benefit

| Dec 5, 2016 | Divorce |

The Social Security system permits a divorced person in Massachusetts who is eligible for social security benefits to receive the greater of (a) a calculation based on 100% of his/her earned benefit amount, or (b) provided the parties were married for at least ten years, the claimant has not remarried, and the spouse is at least 62 years old, a calculation based on 50% of his/her ex-spouse’s earned benefit amount.

This award does not negatively affect the ex-spouse-he/she will still collect 100% of his/her earned benefit.

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