Minnesota couples who get a divorce may discover that the process can have a significant effect on their finances, including any Social Security benefits they may receive. It is important to understand the policies the Social Security Administration has in place for divorced partners and spousal benefits.
The SSA will typically continue to take into account the work records of a person’s former spouse. This means that divorcees are likely to receive spousal benefits that are calculated based on the work histories of their former spouses. However, many conditions have to be met before one receives spousal benefits in this manner.