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I am a 59 year old female, turning 60 in February and am being

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I am a 59 year old female, turning 60 in February and am being forced to retire from my present job that I have held for the past 25 years. I was married to a man that passed away back in 1984. I remarried and am presently divorced. A co-worker told me that I can actually collect Social Security benefits at age 60 from my first husbands benefits. Is this true? If it is what do I need to do? Thanks you?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  CGCPA replied 3 years ago.
Unfortunately, this is NOT correct. To qualify to receive benefit payments based on your former spouses account you must have been married for at least 10 years, not remarried and be at least 60 years old. Since you have remarried you do not qualify.