Married to Dad (WW2 vet) for almost 50 yrs, divorced about 20 yrs ago, neither remarried. I've been told that she MAY be entitled to something called Spousal Impoverishment benefits. She still gets a couple hundred $$ in alimony plus about $850 in SS. Meanwhile, he's living at a beautiful, new VA facility (free of charge, I might add). He was mean, abusive (in every sense of the word), explosive, distant and probably hid (still hiding) lots of $$ somewhere, with the help of my brother (who ISN'T helping Mom or me, by the way).