Does Qualifying As A Domestic Partner Preclude Divorced Spousal Benefits On An Ex's Record?

May 12 2017 - 9:07am

If I am named as a domestic partner under my fiancee's health plan, does that preclude me from receiving ss benefits from my ex-husband when he starts taking his benefit in three years?

Hi,

No, but if you remarry, you can't qualify for divorced spousal benefits on a living former spouse's record (https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html).

Best, Jerry