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A Massachusetts widower who has lived with a woman for years

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A Massachusetts widower who has lived with a woman for years and has a child with her
continues to receive survivor benefits since his wife died 10 years ago. Is this legal?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 6 months ago.

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It's legal if they are not married. I don't know if Massachusetts has "common law marriage"; if so, they may be married even if they haven't registered their "marriage" anywhere.

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