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My ex husband just died- we were married for 9 years 7

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My ex husband just died- we were married for 9 years 7 months and have been divorced for over 20 years--can I still collect his ss as a widow?

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My ex husband just died- we were married for 9 years 7 months and have been divorced for over 20 years--can I still collect his ss as a widow?

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I am re-married and am not collecting ss myself yet

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 8 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

One of the requirements to collect benefits under an ex-spouse's record is that you had been married for 10 years or more.

Unfortunately, you do not meet that requirement.

I wish I had better news for you.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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