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How must a couple be married in the state of Louisiana, wife

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How long must a couple be married in the state of Louisiana, for the wife to collect the deceased husband's benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry...can you give some more context. What benefits are you referring to?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
social security benefits, earned from jobs prior to the marriage.
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

Thank you

For a Social Security survivor's benefit, a widow or widower must have been married to the deceased worker at the time of his or her death and for at least nine months immediately prior to the day in which the worker died

So if you were married at least 9 months? You qualify.

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