Was common-law for 16 years and step-daughter took guardianship I received all Social Security because she was the beneficiary live in tesas
I believe it depends on whether common law marriage is legal in the state where the common law marriage was created. Michigan does not recognize common law marriage. But if you became "common law" married in a state that does recognize common law marriage, I believe you may still be entitled to benefits, even if he died in Michigan.
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