Question by  raviteja (26)

What is the relationship between social security and alimony?


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Alimony (spousal support) takes social security benefits into consideration when calculating payment, as it is income. Social security benefits not affected by alimony. Two separate unrelated entities.


Answer by  Gretchin (352)

Alimony is payment from your ex-spouse. Social security is payment from the government. They have nothing to do with each other. Alimony will be determined by amount of time together and what ex makes. SS will be determined by amount of time worked and how much was paid into it.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It depends on what came first: the SS or the alimony. In a petition for spousal support, the SS will be considered income. If spousal support is in place, and the individual files for SS retirement, the two are not related.


Answer by  hondaman1988 (26)

There is no relationship. Social security is not apart of alimony. It is sad that men have to pay for the feminist ideals that America has... we are prisoners.


Answer by  RoxisRunner (87)

There is actually a very limited connection between social security and alimony. Social security is given based on a economical need to those who are unemployed, or do not make enough money to survive. While alimony is given to a ex-spouse who cant support themselves.


Answer by  cabby (49)

You can claim his social security instead of yours when you retire . You can ask for Alimony when you get divorced. As long as you don't get remarried it is extra income from your ex-husband. They are both ways to benefit financially by having been married to your ex husband.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

In some states, when a woman files to collect Social Security, her alimony from her ex-husband goes down or goes away. In most states, the wife pays income taxes as well as federal taxes on alimony received from her ex-husband. It counts as income for her on her tax return.


Answer by  timmsa (577)

The difference between the 2 is that social security you get when you are older or disabled and alimony you get from a spouse when you are no longer married to someone.

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