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I was married years and 11 months divorced never really

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I was married for 9 years and 11 months divorced never really separated after we got divorced lived with him for 22 years am I entitled to any Social Security by him we're still together and thinking of getting remarried but he's 63 I don't know if he can last another 10 years or do they add the years together.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

If you get married, you will be immediately eligible for spousal benefits as well as widow's benefits after his death. If you do not get married, you will not be eligible for any ex-spouse's benefits since you were not married for 10 years. You are better off to get married.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

To be eligible for spousal benefits, you have to be married and at least 62. To be eligible for ex-spousal benefits you need to be married for at least 10 years.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

any questions?

Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for your response if I really would have thought about it I probably would have had my answer but thank you anyways
Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome.

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