Divorce Coping Tip for 16th July 2015

If you are a US resident and have had an overseas divorce, things may get a little more complex than usual.

According to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, divorce, just like any other major change of circumstances, affects your eligibility for federal benefits.

The three main organisations involved in said decisions are the US Social Security Administration, the Veterans Administration (if applicable) and the Internal Revenue Service and they have the final say with regard to foreign divorces based upon the laws of your state of residence.

Visit www.SSA.gov type ‘Divorce’ in the search bar and scroll through the list of scenarios to get a better idea of where you stand.

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