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Reinstatement of Benefits When Marriage Terminates
1853.1 Can your benefits start again if your marriage ends?
Your benefits may start again under the following conditions:
If your marriage is voided, your benefits may begin again as of the month they ended because of the marriage, subject to the rules on administrative finality (see §2016); or
If your marriage has been annulled from the beginning in accordance with State law by a court having jurisdiction over the matter, your benefits can be reinstated as of the month the decree of annulment was issued. You must file a timely application.
1853.2 Who may have benefits on a prior spouse's earnings record in the event of remarriage?
If benefit rights ended because of remarriage, the following individuals may also have benefits on the prior spouse's Social Security earnings record:
Mother or father;
Surviving divorced spouse; or
Surviving divorced mother or father.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Effect of Remarriage-Widow(er)'s Benefits
- When do parent's insurance benefits end?
- Effect of Remarriage-Father's or Mother's Insurance Benefits
- When do spouse's and divorced spouse's insurance benefits end?
- When do father's or mother's insurance benefits end?
- When is a surviving divorced parent entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits?
- Spouse Defined
- When Evidence of Termination of Prior Marriage is Required
- Termination of Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
- Termination of Child's Insurance Benefits
- Child in Care Requirement
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