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How does a person have to be married to draw s.s. benefits

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How long does a person have to be married to draw s.s. benefits of spouse if he/she dies?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 months ago.

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As soon as you are married you are eligible for the spousal benefits. There's no waiting period. The same apply for the surviving/widow benefits.

However, if you divorce, to qualify for the ex-spouse benefits, you would need to be married for at least 10 years.

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