Retirement Weekly: Am I eligible for divorced spouse Social Security benefits?

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Q: My ex-spouse passed away in 2016. We divorced back in 1984. I remarried in 2011. Am I eligible to claim spouse’s benefit when I file? I was born in 1953.

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A: Social Security calls payments on your deceased ex-spouse “surviving divorced spouse” benefits, said Andy Landis, author of “Social Security: The Inside Story”.

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