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What are stipulations for divorcees survival benefits? I

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What are stipulations for divorcees survival benefits? I know the ten year one. What if spouse had been married three times before although non of the marriages lasted more than ten years.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.


For any ex spouse the 10 year requirement is in place.

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). But you would have to have been married to the person you wish to claim benefits through for at least 10 years.

If no marriages lasted 10 years then you cannot claim on any.