The serial monogamist's revenge
November 5, 2011 5:02 AM Subscribe
Here is one requiring some detailed knowledge of social security benefits. How many ex-spouses can I make eligible for spousal benefits?
posted by megatherium to law & government (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Under the social security system, a spouse can receive a benefit up to one-half of the worker's benefit, even without any earning history. According to SSA publications, the same is true for "your divorced spouse" if the marriage lasted ten years or more. Is there any limit other than the time? Can one worker really generate benefits for three or more ex-spouses plus a current spouse?