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Can i still get my ex husband of 35 years Social security benefits

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can i still get my ex husband of 35 years Social security benefits if I re marry
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  retirementlawyer replied 2 years ago.
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Under the social security rules once you remarry, you become entitled to take spousal benefits based on your new spouse's work history after a short waiting period. However, you lose the ability to claim benefits based on your ex-spouse's work record. If your ex had a higher income than your new spouse, then you could see your benefit shrink as a result.
Expert:  retirementlawyer replied 2 years ago.
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