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Will I be able to get my husband's social security since he

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Will I be able to get my husband's social security since he passed away just one day after we were married?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 6 months ago.

You would need to be married at least 9 months in order to qualify for widow benefits.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 6 months ago.

See here

https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/404/404-0335.htm

§ 404.335. How do I become entitled to widow's or widower's benefits?

(1) Your relationship to the insured as a wife or husband lasted for at least 9 months immediately before the insured died.

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