Women's Benefits

Women have challenging choices to make. Some may spend their entire adulthood in a career or job outside the home. Some may work for a few years, leave the labor force to raise children, and eventually return to work. And some may choose not to work outside the home at all. Whether you work, have worked, or have never worked outside the home, Social Security may be able to help you and your family find financial security.

Did you know that you may be eligible to receive benefits if one of these statements describes your situation?

  • If You have not worked or do not have enough Social Security credits, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits based on your husband’s work if he retires or becomes disabled.

  • If Your husband dies, you may be able to get survivor’s benefits if you are 60 or older; you are disabled and at least 50 years old; you are caring for your spouse’s child age 16 or under (or disabled and receiving Social Security benefits).

  • If You are divorced and were married at least 10 years, are not married, and are age 62 or older you may be eligible for benefits on your ex-husband’s record.

  • You have limited income, please review the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) eligibility requirements.