What happens to your pension when you divorce in South Africa?
The pension interests of the spouses will form part of the parties’ joint estate and the non-member spouse will be entitled to claim 50% of the pension interest of the member as at the date of the divorce. The parties may also agree to share the pension interest in a settlement agreement.
Can I get my husband pension if we divorce?
A pension earned during marriage is generally considered to be a joint asset of both spouses. Most retirement plans will pay pension benefits directly to divorced spouses if the domestic relations order meets certain requirements.
Can a wife draw off her husband’s Social Security?
As a spouse, you can claim a Social Security benefit based on your own earnings record, or collect a spousal benefit in the amount of 50% of your spouse’s Social Security benefit, but not both. You are automatically entitled to receive whichever benefit provides you the higher monthly amount.