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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am 67 and still working. I divorced after 31 years and my

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I am 67 and still working. I divorced after 31 years and my ex died in 2009. Am I able to collect benefits from my ex husbands social security?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Yes, this is likely, unless you remarried before age 60. You can likely collect 100% of his benefit amount, effective immediately.

If you want, if you can collect the survivor benefit (i.e. divorced widow benefit) until age 70, you can then switch to your own benefit if is higher (and it will grow 32% larger than your FRA if you haven't started to take it yet).

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