Peter Keller is a Senior Financial Advisor with over 22 years of experience in estate, investment, and tax planning strategies. Peter is committed to providing clients with unbiased, comprehensive, and holistic solutions to their financial planning needs. Prior to joining Pure Financial Advisors, Peter worked for a large Broker-Dealer in the Financial Planning Group where [...]

Peter Keller answers your question of the week about collecting Social Security benefits on an ex-spouse’s record.  What are the requirements and how do you collect the benefits?


Hi, my name is Peter Keller, I’m a Certified Financial Planner™ with Pure Financial Advisors; welcome to Question of the Week.

This week’s question is: now that I’m divorced, am I able to collect Social Security benefits on my ex-spouse’s record? And the simple answer is – yes you can.

There are some simple criteria that you have to follow: first, you had to have been married for ten years, second, you now have to be 62 years old or older, third, you’re currently unmarried, and four, your benefit based on your own Social Security record, must be less than your ex-spouse’s spousal benefit.

That’s been Question of the Week, again my name is Peter Keller