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I am 78 years old and have been a widow years. I receive a

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I am 78 years old and have been a widow for 21 years. I receive a pension from my deceased husband's retirement account (he worked for an oil company) and collect Social Security based on his salary. If I marry will I lose either one or both of these benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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As long as you remarry after age 60, you don't lose your deceased spouse's benefits.......so you should be safe in receiving benefits going forward given your age. Here's a link you should read that outlines this issue: https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/workingpapers/wp89.html

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

With regard to your husband's pension, that would depend on the terms of the pension agreement. Most pensions will continue to pay, but you would have to check with his employer's pension administrator to find that out.