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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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To draw on ex-husband ss benefits the marriage rule of 10

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to draw on ex-husband ss benefits the marriage rule of 10 years-does it have to be consecutive. we were married 5 years divorced and remarried for seven
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Consecutive, BUT "This requirement is met if the divorce became final on or after the 10th anniversary of the marriage. This is so even if this period was interrupted by a prior divorce, provided the remarriage took place no later than the calendar year immediately following the calendar year of the divorce. Even when this requirement was not met with respect to the claimant's last divorce, she or he may qualify based on a 10-year period of marriage immediately before a prior divorce.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

You can read that from the SSA, here: https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0300202005

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