How Long Do You Have to Be Married for a Spouse to Collect Your Social Security Benefits?


There is not a specific time you need to be married in order to collect spousal benefits. Once the spouse reaches age 62 years of age they are eligible to apply for spousal Social Security benefits as long as working spouse is retired and is collecting Social Security benefits.
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1. Locate the Social Security statement provided to the deceased for the year before death to make sure he qualifies for Social Security benefits. This piece of paper has information
Generally, a person can qualify
10 years.
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