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Old 02-13-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Hi,

I was married for 6 years, we were divorced for 5 years and then remarried 3 years so far.

We are planning to divorce (for a final time!). If we wait to finalize everything till this marriage is 4 years long.......does the Social Security benefit I've read about apply?

I've read you have to have been married 10 years to collect some of your ex's Social Security.

Does anyone know if the 10 years have to be continuous?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I'd call social security rather than rely on a poster here really.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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The ten years has to be continuous, unless the remarriage took place no later than the calendar year following the calendar year of the first divorce.

Because you were divorced for five years, the requirement is not met.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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Thank you both for the replies. It's much appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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I would definitely contact SS - rules change all the time. Back many years ago it was 20 years that you had to be married before collecting SS on a ex-spouse.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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This is not good for my sister. She was married to her ex for 7 years, divorced, but they patched things up after a month and lvied together another 20, remarried for 4 years, then divorced for good. He is very well off, which she helped him do, and he spent close to 1/2 million on attornies trying to keep her from getting anything. She did get something, but nothing near what she should have. Now she can't even get his Social Security.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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I'd call social security rather than rely on a poster here really.
DITTO! Jail house advice won't feed the bull dog for this question.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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I was married to my ex-husband for 9 1/2 yrs but we were together a total of 14 yrs. We got divorced after being married for 9 1/2 yrs. We have three children ages 17, 18, 19 . If he dies would i be able to collect his ssi or pension?
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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I was married to my ex-husband for 9 1/2 yrs but we were together a total of 14 yrs. We got divorced after being married for 9 1/2 yrs. We have three children ages 17, 18, 19 . If he dies would i be able to collect his ssi or pension?
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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The answer is "no" regarding the social security survivor's benefit. As far as the pension, if this was not addressed at the time of the divorce, then "no."
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