Program DescriptionTo be eligible for Social Security divorced spouse's benefits, you must:
- Be at least 62 years old and not currently married;
- Be divorced from a person who receives Social security retirement or disability benefits;
- Have been married to that person for at least 10 years; and
- Not be getting a higher Social Security retirement benefit based on your own work.
The information you gave indicates that you meet the third requirement. Therefore, you could get Social Security divorced spouse's benefits beginning at age 62 if you are not getting a higher benefit on your own work record and, you are not married, and your former spouse is receiving benefits.
If your former spouse is deceased, you could get surviving divorced spouse benefits beginning at age 60.
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Use the link below to our Publications Home Page and review Chapter 3 of the Social Security Handbook