what happens when an ex spouse dies?

Was married to my first husband for over 20 years, divorced, and drawing social security on him. he is now ill. What happens if he dies, do I still draw my social security on him?

Updated : March 29, 2010 by Guest

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Survivor benefits for ex-spouse

March 29, 2010 by David Luhman

If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.

See here for details : http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/ifyou3.htm

Please contact SSA directly if questions.