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My boyfriend and I have lived together for over seven years. If he dies, can I collect his Social Security benefits?

En español | If your state recognizes your common-law marriage, then you'll likely be eligible for survivor benefits. But you'll have to provide evidence of the relationship, including such things as sworn statements, mortgage or rent receipts, and insurance policies.

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