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If you get married, you will be immediately eligible for spousal benefits as well as widow's benefits after his death. If you do not get married, you will not be eligible for any ex-spouse's benefits since you were not married for 10 years. You are better off to get married.
To be eligible for spousal benefits, you have to be married and at least 62. To be eligible for ex-spousal benefits you need to be married for at least 10 years.
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