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I was married for 31 yrs. we were divorced. he died in

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I was married for 31 yrs. we were divorced. he died in feb.2017. his income was substantially more than mine. am i allowed to receive his social benefits thank you mary mattes huelsenbeck. his was konrad w. mattes

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 9 months ago
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am i allowed to receive his social benefits

You may be entitled for social security benefits based on your ex-spouse working record as a surviving spouse.

If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 9 months ago

Benefits paid to you as a surviving divorced spouse who meets the age or disability requirement as a widow or widower won't affect the benefit rates for other survivors getting benefits on the worker's record.
If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.

Let me know if you need help with application and supporting documents.

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