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Married 22 years, divorced 10. Who gets ex spouses ss disability benefits..me or his common law wife?

I was married 22 years, divorced 10. Ex-husband is on ss disability. When he dies can I collect his ss benefits or do they go to his common law wife of 9 years? How old do I have to be to collect? What happens if I remarry? I am 53.


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