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can I collect social security on my ex husbands account if I haven't remarried ?
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago
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57 and we were married 15 years
Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago

OK,great, yes, once you are old enough to be retirement age in the eyes of the SS law (which is generally 62 for reduced early benefits, or 66-67 for full/normal retirement age), with a marriage as long as you had, you will be eligible for divorced spousal benefits, should you want them.

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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago

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