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Can my wife receive social security benefits under her former

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Can my wife receive social security benefits under her former husband's record since they were married 10 years, and she has also remarried? I am only 55.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
Hi and welcome to our site!Rules are - 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 andThe 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.
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).If your ex-spouse has not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, you can receive benefits on his or her record if you have been divorced for at least two years.Does that answer your question?

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