You will qualify to receive under his social security benefit as surviving spouse benefit under the conditions below. One is above 50 and disabled. Your benefit stopped which could be that you were raising a child under age 16, and that was the reason you qualified at the age below 50.
However, the benefit is not an add-on to your current benefit, but a higher of the two. If the surviving spouse applies after age 60, the person will not lose the survival spouse benefit if remarried after the benefit starts.
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Fiona Chen, MPA, Ph.D., CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP
If you have a surviving divorced spouse, he or she could get the same benefits as your widow or widower provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.
Benefits paid to a surviving divorced spouse who meets the age or disability requirement as a widow or widower won't affect the benefit amounts your other survivors will receive based on your earnings record.
Note: If your surviving divorced spouse remarries after they reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect their eligibility for survivors benefits.
If your former spouse is caring for your child who is under age 16 or disabled who gets benefits on your record, he or she will not have to meet the length-of-marriage rule. (The child must be your natural or legally adopted child.)