Q: If I’m divorced, can I still collect benefits from my former spouse?
A: If you’re divorced but were married for at least 10 years, you can collect retirement benefits on your former spouse’s record, according to the Social Security Administration and as noted in Bernard’s piece. This works if you’re at least 62 and your former spouse is entitled to or is receiving benefits. But if you remarry, you can’t collect benefits unless your second marriage ends, by either death or divorce. If your former spouse passed away and you were married for at least 10 years, you can collect survivor’s benefits.