What are the requirements for an ex-spouse to be eligible for Social Security benefits?

The following requirements must be met by the divorced individual:

  1. The divorced individual was married for at least 10 years to the now ex-spouse
  2. The divorced individual is unmarried at the time of filing for benefits
  3. The divorced individual’s own benefits would be less
  4. The now ex-spouse has applied or is receiving his or her own Social Security or disability benefits

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