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I was married yrs. My ex works oil company and we divorced

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I was married for 29 yrs. My ex works for an oil company and we divorced after he developed a relationship and fathered a child with another woman while we lived in Indonesia. I did not work while we lived there for about 10 yrs and therefore didn't pay in SS. We have been divorced for 10 yrs and I remarried 1 yr ago. Is there any way I can apply for benefits from his SS?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

Did you remarry before or after age 60?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
before
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I just turned 59
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

You will not be able to get benefits from your ex if you remarried before age 60 until the marriage ends unfortunately. Social security will not allow you to take the spousal benefit of 50% of his benedit but you will be able to get that from your current husband.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

Just checking back in, did you have any further questions?