Q: Florida Married 3 mos shy of 10 yrs to be eligible to collect 50% of his SS benefits when he dies. Dated 3.5 years prior
I want to find out if there any way around this. I wonder if the marriage certificate would still be on file. He never married again. I have 2 children with him. I'm not married now. I believe I would also be entitled to survivor benefits.
The answer to this question will not depend on Florida law. You should be able to contact a social security office and ask this question. If your marriage did not last ten years there may be nothing that you can do.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
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