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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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If married than 10 years and the husband dies and

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If married for more than 10 years and the husband dies and the wife remarries and the wife is now 70 years old can she receive ss benefits form her first husband.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.
Hi,...I'm so sorry, but, although your ex's remarrying will not affect, YOUR remarrying disallows receiving benefits on a ex's work record....See this from Social Security: (I'll underline the pertinent part)...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:  Lane replied 6 months ago.
You can read more about that from Social Security Administration, here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html...I hope you’ll rate me (using those stars, or faces on your screen, and clicking submit) based on thoroughness and accuracy, rather than any good news / bad news content.…Otherwise, I’m working for no crediting here at all..…But if there’s something you don’t understand, or you need clarification, please let me know…Thank you!Lane……I hold a law degree (JD, Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, both for-profit and non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986
Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.
DID you see my answer?

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