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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Nov 17, 2013.

Question

Am I eligble for divorce spouse benefits from my ex husband''s benefits if he died and I remarried someone that is in prison?
I am 62 years old.

Answer

If your widow or widower remarries after they reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect their eligibility for survivors benefits

If your widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse remarries before he or she reaches age 60 (age 50 if disabled), they cannot receive benefits as a surviving spouse while he or she is married

A link to the website for further information is below:

http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/onyourown5.htm#other


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