Is alimony considered income for unemployment benefits?
Under California family law and the law of most states, unemployment compensation is considered income available for support and is included in a party’s income for purposes of calculating child or spousal support.
Is Social Security income part of divorce settlement?
According to Federal statute, Social Security benefits are not divisible in divorce proceedings, and therefore cannot be considered a marital asset subject to distribution. However, federal law does not prohibit the division of pension benefits that are received in lieu of Social Security.
How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?
If your ex-spouse will also receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security, such as government work, their Social Security benefit on your record may be affected. The amount of benefits your divorced spouse gets has no effect on the amount of benefits you or your current spouse may receive.