If I Remarry, Could My New Wife Receive The Widower's Benefits That I Now Receive In The Event Of My Death?

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Jun 13 2017 - 7:49am

collecting dead spouse social security (larger than mine) want to marry but if I die, will new wife get the social sercurity I now receive

Hi,

No, your new wife could never qualify for benefits on your deceased wife's record. However, your new wife could potentially file for widow's benefits on your record if you die first, even if you weren't receiving your own retirement benefits prior to your death.

Best, Jerry