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I am 67 years old and collecting on my deceased spouses social

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I am 67 years old and collecting on my deceased spouses social security. I am still working and wanted to wait to 70 to collect on my own claim. If I get married can I collect on my new husbands benefits or do I have to start collecting on my own benefits?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
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If you remarry, as long as you are over age 60, you don't lose those benefits. You could still continue to collect survivor benefits.
If you wait 1 year after marrying again, you would be eligible for benefits based on your new husband's work history, if they are higher than your current benefit payments.
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