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She may be eligible for higher benefits but only if benefits based on her ex is higher than benefits based on her own records. Depending when she applied, her spousal benefits could be between 30 and 50% of what her ex was eligible for at his full retirement age. Generally, if you apply for benefits, part of the application process is verification that you are not eligible for higher benefits based on somebody else's records. If she listed all her current and ex spouses on the application as required, she is most likely receiving the highest benefits. But mistakes can happen and it never hurt to check.
She would have to contact social security directly to make sure that her ex husband's benefits were considered when she first applied.
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