My ex-husband died, how can I apply for his social security.
October 31, 2022
Q) My ex-husband died, how can I apply for his social security.
A) A person can receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if he or she:
Was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years;
Is at least age 62 years old;
Is unmarried; and
Is not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on his or her own record.
You can complete your application for your Social Security Benefits online.
If you cannot submit your application online, you can call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
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