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I was married to a person from 1954 until 1966, 4 children

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I was married to a person from 1954 until 1966, 4 children were born to this union, he died
6/16 2015, Am I entitled to a portion of his social security?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My specialty is focusing on YOUR Financial needs. Financial Planner/Business Owner for 20 years. CPA,PFS,QFP,GMMA.
Yes. There are some exceptions but as long a you were married or 10 years you can collect the higher of his SS or Yours.
I will offer you a phone discussion because I think this is the easiest way to help you. I prefer a call. Often information from a call changes the original answer (based on the limited information supplied in the original question).
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Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
One exception is if you got remarried prior at age 60. Then you cannot.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
http://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou2.html
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
The above link is an explanation from SS regarding widows benefits.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
A visit to a local SS office with your ID, a marriage and divorce certificate should resolve the issue.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
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