Could I Still Claim Benefits On My Ex-Husband's SS If I Remarry At Age 61?

Feb 4 2020 - 12:07pm

I was married for 13 years to my ex husband and am now 61. He is 59. I am considering marriage again to a gentleman 7 years my senior. My ex husband has a much larger Social Security investment than I or my gentleman, as he has paid in the max for the last 35 years. Could I still claim on my ex husband's SS if I remarry at 61?

Hi,

If you remarry, regardless of your age at the time of your remarriage, you can't claim benefits on a living ex-spouse's record for as long as your remarriage continues. You could, however, claim survivor benefits on an ex-spouse's record even if you've remarried, as long as your remarriage took place after you turned age 60.

Best, Jerry