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Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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I already told I was married 22 years we were divorced in

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I already told I was married 22 years we were divorced in 2007 he recently married for three years and he passed away with cancer about 2 weeks I want to know if I can apply for his social secruity
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
Yes, as long as you were married for 10 years....A surviving divorced spouse, gets the same benefits as your widow or widower provided that the marriage lasted 10 years or more.
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
His remarrying is irrelevant
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
You'll get reduced benefits as early as age 60 or full benefits at full retirement age or older....Widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses cannot apply online for survivors benefits. You should contact Social Security at1-***-***-**** to request an appointment.
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
I hope this has helped....Please let me know if you have any questions at all....If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the faces or stars on your screen, and then clicking “submit That’s the only way JustAnswer will credit us for the work here....Thank you!Lane……I hold a law degree (JD, Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, both for-profit and non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986