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First Husband died, married again and divorced him

I was married for 29 years to a wonderful man and remarried someone else 2 years later. I have since divorced the other husband and I want to know can I draw widow SS benefits from my first husband?

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You omitted some details in your description, but since your later marriage ended, there's a good chance you can receive benefits based on your first marriage.

In general, you cannot receive survivors benefits if you remarry before the age of 60 unless the latter marriage ends, whether by death, divorce, or annulment.

If you remarry after age 60 (50 if disabled), you can still collect benefits on your former spouse's record. When you reach age 62 or older, you may get retirement benefits on the record of your new spouse if they are higher.

Your remarriage would have no effect on the benefits being paid to your children.

http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/ww&os2.htm#remarriage


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