Will SSA send a copy of my ex-spouse’s XML earning statement?

Published: June 11, 2024

Original question: Ex-spouse needs her husbands XML earning statement, but they don’t talk to each other. Will Social Security send her a copy of the earning statement?

Hi there,

We often get questions about this topic.

SSA will usually not provide the earnings record, but the ex-spouse is entitled to know their ex’s primary insurance amount, PIA. This can then be used to determine an ex-spousal benefit amount.

When requesting this information from the SSA, they will need to provide information about their ex-spouse including their name, birthdate and birthplace, dates of marriage and divorce, and Social Security number, if available.

Best of luck,

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