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My wife and I divorced after 24 years being married. She

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my wife and I divorced after 24 years being married. She remarried another man for 12 years, and has passed away. Would I be entitled to any portion of her social security benifits? She worked only the years that she and I were married.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

So long as you were married 10 year or longer and you are at least 60 years old and not remarried, you are entitled to file for an ex-spouse survivor benefit based on the death of your former spouse. Your survivor benefit will be equal to the amount of benefit she was either receiving, or eligible to receive, at the time of her death.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best this holiday season,

Doug