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I was wondering...I was married to a Nassau County Police

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Hello, I was wondering...I was married to a Nassau County Police Detective for 19 1/2 years. We have been divorced and I have since married. Am I entitled any of his social security?
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Customer: I'm working, my ex-husband is retired collecting his pension. I am getting a small portion of his pension as well (the portion I was entitled to while I was married to him).
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Unfortunately no, the spousal benefit (50% of his benefit), is lost if you remarry. You would have been eligible if you were married for at least 10 years. You could be eligible for a survivor benefit if you did not remarry before age 60 (you would have to be deceased for this benefit). Because of your remarriage, you cannot take this benefit and will have to take it from your current spouse (you will only get the larger of the spousal benefit and your own retirement benefit, you do not get both).

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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