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If I was married 20 years and then got a divorce, am I

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If I was married 20 years and then got a divorce, am I entitled to any of my exes benefits? I collect my own benefits and have been doing so for many years.

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I just found out that this happens. He had been deceased. But I can't tell you when. I do have his Social Security number.

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What kind of information would I need to find out if I am eligable?

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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 1 month ago

You may not apply for surviving benefits online - and will need to contact the SSA - either call or visit any SSA office.

You will need your marriage and divorce certificates and SSNs for you and your ex-spouse.

Let me know your zip code and I will find a local office serving your area.

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