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Am I entitled to any of my late husbands SS benefits?

1 Answers. Asked on Oct 18th, 2016 on Social Security - New Jersey
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We were married in 1989. He died in 2009. I found out we were never divorced as I had believed. SS advised that I am not entitled to any of his benefits because I did not live with him, but family and friends advise this is incorrect.
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Answered on Oct 19th, 2016 at 7:17 AM

That is incorrect.  If you were married for at least 10 years prior to his death, you are entitled to his benefits.  If you did not live with him prior to his death, you are not entitled to make a claim for any portion of his estate, but you still get Socal Security benefits. 

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