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Navigating Social Security Benefits in an Ohio Divorce Case

Understanding Social Security Benefits:

Social Security benefits play a crucial role in retirement planning, providing financial security for individuals and their families. These benefits are based on an individual's work history and are earned through the payment of Social Security taxes. However, in the context of divorce, the division and allocation of these benefits can become a complex matter.

Eligibility for Social Security Benefits:

To receive Social Security benefits based on your ex-spouse's work history, certain eligibility criteria must be met. These include:

  1. Length of Marriage: To claim benefits based on your ex-spouse's earnings record, the marriage must have lasted for at least ten years.

  2. Age Requirement: Typically, you must be at least 62 years old to be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.

  3. Status of the Ex-Spouse: Your ex-spouse must be entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits for you to claim benefits based on their record.

Call our office to ensure you receive the benefits you're entitled to and protect your financial future during this challenging time.

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