10 Social Security Myths

Updated: Nov 13




Below are some of the misconceptions around Social Security benefits that may influence decisions around divorce or your retirement plan:

  • If my spouse dies, I get my benefit and also keep his/hers as a widow benefit

  • More than one spouse/ex-spouse can’t claim a Social Security benefit on a wage earner

  • I can't claim a benefit on my ex-spouse's earning record because I am divorced (not totally true, check out the social security rules)

  • An ex-spouse can’t claim a Social Security be