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His wife was not eligible to receive his pension because they had been married nine years. I was married to him for 13 years with two children. Am I eligible for his pension?

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Is he alive or dead? From what I read makes a difference.

Alive and retired looks like you may be able to, like worried said.

If he died, seems his pension stops at death.

"Military retired pay stops upon death of the retiree! The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) allows a retiree to ensure, after death, a continuous lifetime annuity for their dependents. The annuity which is based on a percentage of retired pay is called SBP and is paid to an eligible "

https://militarypay.defense.gov/Benefits/Survivor-Benefit-Program/
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Reply to JoAnn29
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VA pension is based on rank, service length and combat service in a declared war Check with VA. Service members do not pay anything into their pension. Also pension rights shoulder have covered in your divorce.
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Generally with pensions it is that amount that was earned, put into the pension during the life of the marriage. You should check on this directly with the VA.
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Reply to AlvaDeer
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How long was your ex spouse in the military? There are multiple factors that determine whether or not you are eligible so you need to contact your local VA office. How long was your ex in the service during your marriage? Because not only does the marriage have to last 10+ years, but the service member also has to have served at least 10 years during the marriage. But there are also other factors that will either disqualify you or render you eligible.
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Marleneanderson, you would need to check with the VA for their current rules.
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