General Program Requirements
To qualify as a surviving divorced spouse, you must meet the conditions below:
- Be at least age 60.
- Were married for at least 10 years
- Have evidence of a finalized divorce. Be unmarried, unless you remarried after age 60.
- Are not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on your own record.
Other terms and conditions may apply.
If you want to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, call the phone number below to make an appointment.
To find other Social Security benefits you may qualify for, use the SSA Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) on Benefits.gov. When you complete the questionnaire, you get a list of benefits to review. You can print this page for your records.
When you know which benefits you may apply for, visit the Apply for Social Security Benefits page to apply online. You can also call the phone number below to learn more about benefits or set up an appointment.