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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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My wife and i were married 7 years, then divorced but by the

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My wife and i were married for around 7 years, then divorced but by the time the divorce was final we were back together. We did not remary as i had tax issues i did not want her involved in. We were living togehter in ca the entire time with out son. I am now 59, if i remary her does the 10 year min start over? if so I would be when i am 70 that she could get benefits? Is there any way to insure if something happens to me she or my son can collect my benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question -- once you marry her again, if you're married for at least 9 months then she can get your benefits if you pass. And as your current spouse she could draw benefits -- the 10 year rule is only if you plan on later divorcing.

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