Have there ever been acceptions to the rule about divorced and remarried couple and social security? I was married for 25 years during my former husbands prime earning years. We agreed for me to be a stay at home mom. We divorced and I remarried at 49. I am still married and my former husband died this year. I will not take my social security until I'm 70. *I just got my denial letter from social security saying that I do not qualify for widow's benefits. I disagree with the decision and will file a request for reconsideration as I feel entitled to my first husband's social security. *My second husband is retired from the Federal Government and does not have social security and he is not required to include me in his retirement. I do know that If I am no longer married I would be eligible for my first husband's social security. I plan to stay married. If you know of any acceptions to the rule I would be very grateful to hear the situation. Thank you! Cheryl
Sorry, but no. If your current marriage occurred when you were age 49, you couldn't draw benefits on a former spouse's record as long as your current marriage continues (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0406.html).