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My wife was previously married for 22 years and was legally

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My wife was previously married for 22 years and was legally divorced 25 years ago. The couple had 3 children together.

My wife started collecting SS at age 66 and her current age is 69. Her ex-husband, who was several years older than she, passed away approximately 8-10 years ago. We do know he was with a women for many years, but not sure if he was legally married to her.

I am soon to be 65 and not currently collecting SS.

Is my wife entitled to any SS benefits from her ex-husband??

Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your wife's ex husband.

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If you and your wife got married before she reached the age of 60, she cannot draw a survivor benefit off her ex husband.

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If she remarried before age 60, she no longer qualifies for benefits off her ex spouse's record

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whether or not he was living with or married to another woman does not factor into her eligibility

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