Black lung benefits for divorced spouse

Black lung benefits for divorced spouse

March 30, 2009 by admin

Black lung benefits should fall under disability benefits.
If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if he or she has remarried) if:

  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • 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; and
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

See here for details :
http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/divspouse.htm