Can I Get Surviving Divorced Spouse's Benefits?

Mar 1 2018 - 7:35am

I am 70, and retired at my full benefit age of 66 in 2013. My x-spouse (we divorced in 2002) is retired & receiving Social Security. Can I get Surviving Spousal Benefits?

Hi,

If your ex dies before you and you were married to your ex for at least 10 years, and if your ex's benefit rate is higher than yours and if you are unmarried or you remarried after age 60, then yes you could be eligible for surviving divorced spousal benefits.

Best, Jerry