En español | To qualify for a benefit on the work record of a former spouse, you must have been been married for at least 10 years; be currently unmarried; be at least 62 years old; and not be eligible for an equal or higher benefit on your own Social Security work record or on someone else's. If you were eligible for such a higher or equal benefit, that's what you would collect. The benefit for a divorced spouse is equal to up to one-half of the benefit of the worker spouse.
submit a question to
Didn’t see the answer to your question? Help us improve the tool by submitting your Social Security question. Go
Search Social Security Q&A Tool
Enter a keyword to get all the answers to your Social Security questions.
Discounts & Benefits
From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.
Members save 15% on eligible products/services, 5% on UPS shipping at The UPS Store®.
Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.
Free quotes for members from the AARP® Small Business Insurance Program.
Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.