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Can i collect spousal social security eve if I'm not married

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can i collect spousal social security eve if I'm not married to him now/
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 7 months ago.


If you are divorced, you may still be able to get benefits on your ex-spouse's record.

If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if he or she has remarried) if:

  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.

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