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collecting my ex husbands sos after his death, how many years do we have to have been married and how do i go about this

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Can I collect my ex husbands sos after we were divorced for many years. and how long do we have to have been married. help on how to do so. I want to help my daughter, she is his only child, grown and kids of her own, do i have a chance?


Support Replied ~ 10-11-2009 18:59:23

Dear Colleen:
You can collect on your exhusbands account if:
!. You are age 60.
2. You were married to him for 10 years.
3. You are not married at the present time.
You need to call your local office or the toll free number at 1-800-772-1213...Make a phone appointment if you meet these requirements.....Caroll
Your Comment ~ 11-17-2009 12:10:52

CARROLL,
MY HUSABND & I WERE TOGETHER FOR 2 YRS. BEFORE MARRYING

WE WERE MARRIED DEC. 24TH 1973,
DIVORCED JUNE17TH,1982
6 MONTHS SHORT OF 10 YRS.
I`am not 60 yet, but I was wondering if there was anyway when I do turn 60 if there is a chance of collecting socail security, my daughter and grandkids lived with him, and I would like to help her, they can not afford without his help keep the house.
I know they might have to wait till Im sixty but I was wondering if there was a chance to collect even though we didin`t make it the 10 yrs, by law.
Sincerly Colleen
ID #919


Support Replied ~ 11-19-2009 18:40:17

Dear Colleen:
Unfortunately, you must have been married for 10 years...You could file and then take it to a law judge to see if he could bend the laws for you......Take care
Carol

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