Divorced Spousal Benefits

Can My Ex-Husband Draw Divorced Spousal Benefits On My Record If He's Remarried?

My ex-husband (b. 12/23/52) and I (b. 2/10/52) were married for 25 years, divorced 12 years ago. He remarried at age 62.

Is he eligible to draw divorced spousal benefits on my record since he was older than 60 at remarriage?

I plan to draw on his record when I reach FRA, and delay taking my own SS till age 70. Only fair for him to do same if he qualifies.


Hi Lissa,

No, your husband can't qualify for divorced spousal benefits on your record as long as he is remarried to someone else.

Is There Any Way To Find Out How Much I Can Get On My Ex-Husband's Record?

Is there any way I can find out about my ex-husband's benefits if we are not on speaking terms? I am the right age to collect on his benefits until age 70 and then take my own. I am trying to calculate my various options (he will only be 64 in January 2017, and I will turn 65 in May), but from what I understand, the social security administration will not provide me with any details about his benefits unless I apply.


Can I Receive Divorced Spousal Benefits While My Disability Appeal Is Pending?

I am recently disabled but appealing a denial for social security. My ex spouse receives disability Ss, am I entitled to anything from him as I am waiting?


You must be at least age 62 to qualify for divorced spousal benefits, in addition to meeting the other requirements (https://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dfamily3.html). No earlier entitlement to divorced spousal benefits is permitted, even if divorced spouse is disabled.

Best, Jerry

Which Person Is Correct?

Hi Larry,
My ex husband and I have received conflicting information from SS. We were married for 40 years before becoming divorced.
I began taking SS on my and his SS benefits before he began taking his benefits. He was 66 at the time, I was 64. He began taking his SS this year at 69. He was told by someone at the SS office where he signed up that my SS would increase when his SS began.to bring me to half of what he would now be receiving.

Can I Get Divorced Spousal Benefits Sooner If I'm Disabled?

If I am approved for ss disability at age 53, can I draw on what my ex husbands amount would be if he became disabled? If not, can I switch to his amount at age 62?


No, not if your ex-husband is still living. You must be at least age 62 to qualify for divorced spousal benefits. However, eligibility for surviving divorced spousal benefits can start as early as age 50 if the surviving ex-spouse is disabled.