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I was married to my first husband for 21 years. Am I eligible to receive any of his Social Security? We are divorced.
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If you were married for more than 10 years before divorce and remain unmarried (or at least did not marry before age 60), you will be eligible for both survivor benefits (100% depending on your age and your spouse being deceased) and spousal benefits (50% benefits depending on your age. You can receive spousal benefits but they do not stack with your normal social security benefits, you get through higher of the two. You can begin the spousal benefits at age 62 (with the early retirement penalty).

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