Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits and Survivor Benefits

June 23, 2018

How does applying for Medicare work for a divorced spouse who does not have a Social Security record of her own and when can the divorced spouse collect her spousal benefit? Jim and Chris answer these and other email questions from listeners including: Are there good financial planning software tools for do-it-yourselfers? And, how is a survivor’s benefit calculated if the deceased spouse died after their full retirement age but prior to filing for their Social Security benefit? Jim and Chris also discuss the 2018 Social Security Trustees report.

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Jim Saulnier and Associates | 970-530-0556 | 506 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Ed Slott Advisor recognition requires an advisor to be well versed on the rules and regulations regarding IRAs. The advisor must attend two live training sessions and pass two written exams annually to remain in the program. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC (“RIA Firm”) is a registered investment adviser located in Fort Collins, CO. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Current registered states: CA, CO, PA, TX, WA, IL Insurance products and services are offered and sold through James H. Saulnier, a Colorado licensed insurance producer, only in those states in which he is reciprocally licensed or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from licensing requirements. Current reciprocal insurance licensing in these states: AZ, CA, CA, CN, FL, HI, IA, MA, MD, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY Click here for a more detailed disclosure.