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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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After being common law years prior to a break up have

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After being common law for 25 years prior to a break up have been told May collect his Social Security at his age of 65 or have also been told when he dies??? Does anybody really know the answer.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes it is
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 7 months ago.
Yes, if you can prove a legal common law marriage of that duration, once your spouse files for his benefits, you can file for a spousal benefit if you are at least 62 - it will be between about 32% and 50% of the spouse's primary insurance amount. And yes, should he predecease you, you can then file for a widow benefit, which can be between 71.5% and 100% of his benefit amount, depending on how old you are when you file for same.
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