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Benefits for your divorced spouse
If you are divorced, your ex-spouse can receive benefits based on your record (even if you have remarried) if:
If you have not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, your ex-spouse can receive benefits on your record if you have been divorced for at least two years.
If your divorced spouse is eligible for retirement benefits on his or her own record we will pay that amount first. But if
If your former spouse
The amount of benefits your divorced spouse gets has no effect on the amount of benefits you or your current spouse may receive.
If you need information about collecting benefits on your divorced spouse's record, please read If you are divorced.
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Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 12, 2008