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I have been married twice - first husband over ten years and second much less. Both men are deceased. I collect my own Social Security based on my income. Can I get additional benefits from first husband's social security? Thank you. ------- This IS possible - if a surviving divorced spouse
benefit would exceed that which you get on your own record, you would likely want to file for it. It can be as much as 100% of his benefit amount. SO it is not additional benefits, but you can choose that benefit or continue on your own.
Also, if your marriage to your second husband ended due to his death, than you need not have been married 10 years to be a surviving widow potentially eligible for benefits - but if it ended via divorce, then you would not be so eligible.
We can never get more than one choice of amounts - so we tend to pick the highest one available to us.
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