Will I Lose My Benefits If I Remarry?

Dec 26 2016 - 10:15am

Hello Larry,
I am 67, collecting benefits from my former ex-husband of 10 years who has been deceased for about 15 years, he never applied for his benefits. My question is if I remarry will I lose my benefits? He is still working and a widower, but I don't know if he is collecting benefits from his deceased wife. Can you give me both scenarios? Thank you for your time and effort.

Dorie

Hi,

Since your ex-husband is deceased and you are over age 60, you won't lose your benefits if you remarry. Remarriage does not terminate widow's or surviving divorced wife's benefits if the remarriage occurs at age 60 or later. It wouldn't matter what type of benefits your new spouse is receiving.

Best, Jerry