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I was married the 1st time years, staying home a major

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I was married the 1st time for 25 years, staying home a major part of that time with raising our children. I remarried after a divorce before 60 years old which I did not know disallows me to claim on my 1st husband who has since died and never remarried. My second husband gets a federal pension which I cannot get. I have read if this current husband dies or we divorce, I can go back and claim S.S. From my 1st husband. Is this accurate?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
From SSA. gov: If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
So, you are correct that divorce would restore divorced spouse benefits from your first marriage. Thanks for asking at just answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'mCustomer