Can I Receive My Ex's Retirement?

Aug 1 2020 - 10:39am

I have remarried but i was wondering if i could receive my ex retirement. Im already 65.

Hi,

No, not if you're still remarried and if your ex is living. You must be unmarried in order to potentially become eligible for divorced spousal benefits (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.03/handbook-0311.html), and the only way that you can be married and be eligible for surviving divorced spousal benefits is if you remarried after age 60.

Best, Jerry