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I was married to my first husband for over ten years before our divorce and I have since remarried. Can I still get benefits based upon my first husband's earnings?

If you are currently married, you cannot claim benefits on the record of a living divorced spouse. However, if your second marriage ends, you could then be eligible for a benefit on your first spouse's record. There are special rules for collecting Social Security on the record of a deceased former spouse. You may be able to collect on a deceased spouse’s record if you did not remarry until after your 60th birthday.


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