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The Divisible Pension

Another Income Source for Low-Income Divorced Clients

By Anne E. Moss, Vicki Gottlich & The National Senior Citizens Law Center

Since receipt of pension income, like receipt of Supplemental Security Income or food stamps, helps alleviate some poverty among older women, it is important for legal services lawyers to consider possible pension eligibility for all of their clients facing a divorce. This column describes types of pension income that may be divisible upon divorce and includes a checklist of items to consider when negotiating a divorce settlement.

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