Could I Remain Married And Get Benefits From My First Husband's Record?

Nov 1 2017 - 8:51am

I have been married to my second husband for 10 years. I am 61 years old. If my first husband of 26 years becomes deceased can I collect benefits from my deceased first husband? Do I need to divorce my current husband to do this or could I remain married?

Hi,

Since you remarried before age 60, you could not become eligible for survivor benefits on your first husband's record as long as you current marriage is continuing.

Best, Jerry