The Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits are a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). These benefits are paid to divorced spouses of workers who are receiving (or are eligible to receive) Social Security benefits.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements:
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, use SSA’s Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool.
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print the list for your records before going to the application site.
Once you know which benefits you may be eligible for, visit the Apply For Social Security Benefits webpage to apply online.