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I married my husband when I was 40 years old. If we get divorced

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I married my husband when I was 40 years old. If we get divorced after 4 years of marriage, will I still get spouse benefit from SSS when I reach 65?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.

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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

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Unfortunately, to get benefits off an ex spouse, you have to be married for at least 10 years

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So, if you divorce before 10 years of marriage, you cannot draw benefits off your spouse

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So, to answer your question - no, you cannot get a spousal benefit from social security.

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Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.
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