Remarriage And Social Security Benefits

The situation where the question of remarriage and Social Security benefits usually comes up is survivor’s benefits.

If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.

Benefits paid to you as a surviving divorced spouse who meets the age or disability requirement as a widow or widower won’t affect the benefit rates for other survivors getting benefits on the worker’s record.

Note: If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.

Visit this page on Social Security’s website or read our pamphlet called Survivors Benefits