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What is the name of your state? South Caroilna

can a commonlaw wife draw social security benefits when her commonlaw husband retires?


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If a couple meets the requirements of a 'common law marriage' in that state (SC is one of them) then each partner has the full rights as if their marriage had been formal.

So, the answer to your question is.... if she can prove her common law marriage, then she can qualify for benefits.

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