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I have been trying to get my ex spouse retirement benefit and I am told that I already have it. 6 Years ago when I lost my 2nd husband I was told I could collect on my 1st husband if I was divorced or my present husband had passed away. I was told 6 years ago that I would receive $1800 back pay and 800 a month. 2 weeks later I was told I did not qualify. I know my ex had remarried to Barbara Pert and after 10 years she divorced him and started drawing his retirement on social security. I was still married at the time so I could not file then but I went back to see

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

New Mexico

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I have filed 6 years ago and been over to Las Cruces personally 2 more times and was told I did not qualify. I was married to my first husband for 17 years the longest of any of his 2nd and 3rd wife .

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes I have again contacted the Las Cruces office and they first said I did qualify now they tell me that I already have $80 that I am getting. If that is what they are calling my cola I am still getting what I got 2 years ago and I did not receive a cola this year. The other thing I am concerned about is when I applied for a Sears credit card they told me that a person in Madison Wisconsin has my social security number and I am wondering if that has anything to do with me getting or receiving my benefits.

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