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Can an Ex-Spouse Collect Social Security Benefits on Your Work Record?- Episode 125

You may have heard that Social Security has something called “Spousal Benefits,” where your current spouse can receive a benefit based on your work record, even if they never held a job in which they paid FICA taxes.  But did you know this rule may also apply to an ex-spouse?

We’ve had questions about this in the past, with many people wondering how they can PREVENT an ex from taking a Social Security benefit from them.  But the truth is, while there’s nothing you can do about it, it also won’t have any effect at all on your own benefits.

We’ll also answer two other common questions: can I work and still collect a Social Security benefit?  And: are my kids ever eligible to receive a benefit?  Tune in to this week’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future with host Johnny Dean and his guest, “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® and get the answers!

Important Information:

The information provided should not be considered specific tax, legal, or investment advice and is not specific to any individual’s personal circumstances.  

The information provided is based on current laws, which are subject to change at any time. Lucia Capital Group is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any government agency.Social Security rules can be complex. For more information about Social Security benefits, visit the SSA website at www.ssa.gov, or call (800) 772-1213 to speak with an SSA representative.

Rick Plum is a registered representative with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. The investment professionals are affiliated with LPL Financial and are conducting business using the name Lucia Capital Group, a separate entity from LPL Financial.

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