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Barbara
Barbara, Enrolled Agent
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My wife and i were married yearsdivorced in 2003 she

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my wife and i were married for 35 yearsdivorced in 2003 she died in 2006 can i collect on her sswhen she would have turned 66
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you today.
If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if he or she has remarried) if:
•You are unmarried;
•You are age 62 or older;
•Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and
•The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.
The following link contains excellent information you will find helpful:
http://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html
Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Thank you and best regards,
Barb
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
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Barb