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Ok so im 53 and am devorced but was married years before

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ok so im 53 and am devorced but was married for 23 years before devorced so saying this when do i get to collect my ss as im now still working and looking into the future. i also want to know about if and when one of us dies heaven forbid, what do we have to do to collect and how old do i have to be to collect if im the one whos alive?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 4 months ago.

If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.

Benefits paid to you as a surviving divorced spouse who meets the age or disability requirement as a widow or widower won't affect the benefit rates for other survivors getting benefits on the worker's record.

Note: If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.

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