We are experiencing a high rate of divorces among couples over the age of fifty years. These numbers are increasing tremendously over the years, especially with an onset of disability. The major question is how the divorce will affect Social security disability benefits. If you were getting disability benefits based on your work history, your divorce would not affect your eligibility for social security disability benefits. These disability benefits depend on your work history and your social security fund contribution. It does not depend on your income or your family. This case means that if you are eligible for the disability benefits when you are married, you will still be available for these payments after your divorce.
Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Payments Change?
What If You a Were Eligible as a Dependent Based on Your Spouse Work History?
- You have been married for a minimum of ten years
- You are 62 years or above
- You have not yet remarried
- You are not receiving a more significant social security payment on your own.
However, if your children are already receiving Social Security disability dependent benefits, your divorce will unlike affect these benefits. It is also important to note that you can file a claim if your ex-spouse is eligible for social security benefits, but they are not yet collecting them. You need to have been divorced for about two years.