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Social security widow benefits?

Like whats social security widow benefits? Cause my mom and dad got devorced probably 10 years ago and he just got killed sunday.

Can my mom get social security widow benefit or w/e since hes dead now?

in Sept. my husband died. when he was living, he receive $2,000 and I received 960. in Oct. I only got $645. In Nov I only got $866. Why am I not getting his full amt. He was 74 when he died and I am 69.

I was married 30 years and divorced 10 when my ex husband died at age 60. I am also 60 can I get divorced/widow social security from his. I have never remarried.

My aunt and uncle were married (and divorced) twice to each other. Does SS take into account the combined years of both marriages or view each as a separate marriage? I don't think either marriage lasted as long as ten years.

What social security advantage is there to getting married to someone who will die within a year of getting married?

can I switch from my dead husband SS to my own, I am over 70

I was married in 1992 and husband past away in 2002 . He was previously married which she has now past away as well . Do I qualify for any benefits ?

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Benefits for surviving divorced spouses:
If you have been divorced, your former wife or husband who is age 60 or older (50-59 if disabled) can get benefits if your marriage lasted at least 10 years. Your former spouse, however, does not have to meet the age or length-of-marriage rule if he or she is caring for his/her child who is under age 16 or who is disabled and also entitled based on your work. The child must be your former spouse’s natural or legally adopted child.

Benefits paid to you as a surviving divorced spouse who meets the age or disability requirement as a widow or widower won’t affect the benefit rates for other survivors getting benefits on the worker’s record. However, if you are the surviving divorced mother or father who has the worker’s child under age 16 or disabled in your care, your benefit will affect the amount of the benefits of others on the worker’s record.

Your unmarried children who are under age 18 (or up to age 19 if they are attending elementary or secondary school full time) also can receive benefits. Your children can get benefits at any age if they were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled.

You can read more at:

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10084.html Survivors Benefits