Divorce and Social Security: It’s Complicated

Social Security benefits for a divorced spouse may seem like a misnomer, but long pieces of legislation have been written into law to provide for divorcees. Benefits can be claimed based on the income history of the highest earning spouse if certain conditions are met. This can be a lifeline if you were the lower-earner […]

How the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) Impacts Pension Payments

Social Security was established in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’. The program provided relief from poverty for tens of thousands of seniors and continues today as one of the nation’s most significant social insurance programs. About 96% of all Americans are now covered by Social Security according to figures from the Government […]