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In May of 2016, you can no longer push off taking your own social security retirement income so you will begin taking the higher of your benefit or your spouses benefit (1/2 as you know). If you remarry after age 60, you can still receive survivors benefits based on your former spouse’s record. However, if your new spouse is also collecting Social Security benefits and you would receive a higher amount based on the new spouse’s work record, you will receive the higher amount. So this will not effect you and you will not lose your SS widow's benefit during that time.
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