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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My first husband passes away a few years ago. We had divorv

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My first husband passes away a few years ago. We had divorv ed after almost e0 years. We both remarried. My ex mother in law said I might be eligible widow benefits. She was able to collect from her ex husband after he died even though they both had remarried because of the amount of time they had been married. Is this possible? I am 61 years old. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Patricia, if you remarried after age 60, you can collect a survivor benefit off of your earlier spouse despite no longer being dependent (due to remarriage). But if you remarried before age 60, you can not. It is not a matter of length of marriage (which rerquires 10 years), but when you remarried. Remarriage, except for those after 60, causes you to not be dependent on prior husband, because you have a new one. Instead, you have a new eligibility for spousal under your new spouse, if that is worthwhile. If your new marriage ended, yes, you could then access your deceased husband's record, but not while married if the marriage started before age 60.

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