SS survivors benefits
received mothers benefits from 2009-2011 in which ten year marriage rule did not have to be met, however if become disabled within 7 years of deceased death or within 7 yrs of benefits ending still eligible for disability on deceased earning record, why not widows benefits
What you call mother's benefits is actually survivor's benefits. That was paid to you because you were caring for a minor child of the deceased. Widow's benefits does not have a 10 year marriage rule. Here is a link: http://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou2.html
The 10 year rule only applies if you are trying to collect off the account of a divorced spouse. Here is a link for that: http://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou3.html
So the answer on whether the 10 year rule applies depends on whether or not you were married to the deceased at the time of death.
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I agree with Mr. Lonetto. His thorough, well supported and correct.
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