Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
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To be eligible for survivor benefits from an ex-spouse, you need to meet the following criteria:
1. You were married for at least 10 years to your ex-spouse and,
2. You were not re-married prior to age 60 (and still married to that person),
The amount you would be eligible for is dependent on whether your ex-spouse was receiving full or reduced benefits, and may be limited by your income as well; however, that is outside the scope of your question. You would want to contact the Social Security Administration to determine the benefit amount.
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