Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

My husband was murdered in 2003. We had two children 11 and 18 months. When I signed up, I only signed up my kids because it seemed in the long run they would receive the most benefits, plus I was only 32 and the likelihood of myself getting remarried was considered.

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I did remarry, but divorced in 2012. My daughter has since been dismissed from drawing due to her age. My son is still receiving benefits, but I was wondering, now that I am no longer married, can I still draw the widows benefits? And I do work, so would it be wise?

Thanks in advance!

By Jennifer G

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March 6, 20140 found this helpful
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I receive that benefit as well as my social security. One thing I do know is this you would have had to be married to your deceased husband at least ten years. It just might "pay" you to call your SS office. I hope this helps.

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March 5, 20140 found this helpful

Call your local Social Security Office, they are the ones that can answer your questions.

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March 6, 20140 found this helpful

Not to be rude, but why ask us? We are not experts and chances are you will get the wrong answer.

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Call the 800 number for the office in your area and get the correct info in the matter of a few minutes.

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