How can I find out who are listed as beneficiaries on my Social Security record?
How can I find out who are listed as my beneficiaries on my Social Security record? I want to make sure my ex-spouse isn't on there and doesn't get anything.
Social Security records do not have "named beneficiaries." The Social Security Act specifies which family members can receive benefits on your record when you retire, become disabled, or die. We cannot pay benefits to people who do not meet the requirements of the law, nor can we refuse to pay benefits to people who do meet those requirements--even if you ask us not to. But any payments we make to your former spouse based on your record will not affect the amounts that can be paid to a subsequent spouse or your children.