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If you are divorced
If your ex-spouse has not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, you can receive benefits on his or her record if you have been divorced for at least two years.
If you are eligible for retirement benefits on your own record we will pay that amount first. But if
The amount of benefits you get has no effect on the amount of benefits your ex-spouse or their current spouse may receive.
If you need information about benefits your ex-spouse can receive based on your record, please read Benefits for your divorced spouse.
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Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 12, 2008