Can I Get Divorced Spousal Benefits In Addition to Retirement or Disability Benefits?

Dec 14 2016 - 11:15am

I am 61 and will turn 62 in February of 2017 at which time I will receive Social Security. I have also applied for disability. Am I also able to get Divorced Spousal Benefits from my 2nd spouse whom I was married to for more than 10 years?

Hi,

Possibly, but your ex-spouse would have to be at least age 62 or eligible for benefits on his or her own record in order for you to qualify. Furthermore, you would only be eligible for divorced spousal benefits on your ex-spouse's account if 50% of his or her full retirement age benefit rate (PIA) is higher than your own PIA.

Best, Jerry