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YES you can. Note, so long as your child is under 18, and you are now single, you can reinstate his dependent benefits. I wish you both well.
Does the reinstating of benefits include me as the child's mother? My child is still receiving her portion (Social security splits out the monies between child and me as her personal representative.) I had to forfeit my particular portion because of marriage; however, my daughter still receives her monthly stipend). I'm interested to know if I can reinstate MY particular portion as it was before this marriage, as well as retaining my daughter's portion. It was quite a bit I had to forfeit when I married, and it's a shame this marriage was a sham. I guess I was too ignorant and lonely. Thanks for your help
This is from the SSA web site:
If your second marriage ends as a result of death, divorce, or annulment in less than 10 years, you will again be eligible to collect benefits on your first spouse's record.
Accordingly, If your second marriage was less than 10 years, you should go to the SSA immediately and apply for reinstatement. I wish you well.
Praise God! I can't thank you enough for helping me. I've been so stressed on this trying to make ends meet in this yuck economy. Thank you so very kindly.