Will The Fact That My Ex-Husband Is Being Deported Have Any Effect On My Divorced Spousal Benefits?

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Sep 13 2020 - 9:46am

Hello, Larry: Hello, Jerry:
I am divorced and I am collecting ex spousal retirement benefits.
My ex husband is going to be deported.
Will that affect the benefits that I am receiving ?
Thank you: Patricia.

Hi Patricia,

The only way that your divorced spousal benefits could be affected by your ex-husband being deported is if you are not a U.S. citizen and if you are outside of the U.S. (https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0302635001#d).

Best, Jerry