If your divorced spouse has passed away, you may be eligible to collect survivor benefits as a widow / widower if:
- You are over the age of 60.
- The marriage lasted more than 10 years.
- You are not now remarried.
- You have remarried, but after the age of 60
If you remarried before the age of 60, and are still married, you cannot collect survivor benefits from a former spouse.
If you remarried before the age of 60 but that marriage has now ended, you may collect survivor benefits from a deceased ex-spouse.