Circumstances That Affect Your Right To Social Security Retirement Benefits



According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) the following events may affect your right to collect all or part of your Social Security benefits:

  • The first circumstance is getting married or divorced. Either one changes the economic circumstances of your living situation and therefor your benefits.
  • If you receive your spouse’s benefits, your benefits will continue unless you get divorced and are 62 years or older – unless you were married for less than 10 years.
  •  If you receive a widow or widower’s benefits, your benefits will continue if you remarry should you be 60 years or older.
  • If you receive any other kind of benefits, your social security benefits will stop when you get married. Your benefits, however, may be restarted should your marriage end.

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