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You can receive benefits on your ex-husband`s Social Security record if he is receiving Social Security benefits (or is deceased) and:
If your ex-husband has not applied for benefits, but can qualify for them and is age 62 or older, you can receive benefits on his record if you have been divorced from him for at least two years and meet the requirements listed above.
If your ex-husband is deceased, you can receive benefits on his record even though you were not married to him for 10 years:
Your benefits will continue until the child reaches age 16 or the child`s disability ceases.
The amount of benefits you receive as a divorced spouse does not affect the amount of benefits another spouse receives on your ex-husband`s record.
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