The short answer is that it depends on the circumstances. Sorry, it is not a clear-cut answer. If you are divorced and your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, then you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record (even if your ex-spouse has remarried) as long as

  1. You are unmarried
  2. You are 62 or older
  3. Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits; and
  4. The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work.

See Social Security Benefits Planner: Retirement.