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Exactly because you were married LESS than 10 years - as a divorced spouse - you do not qualify for survival social security benefits.
Sorry if you expected differently.
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.
If you are caring for a child under age 16 or disabled who is getting benefits on the record of your former spouse, you would not have to meet the length-of-marriage rule. The child must be your former spouse's natural or legally adopted child.
That is the only exemption from the requirement....
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