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emc011075, Tax Adviser
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Will I lose my social security if I re marry? I am 73 and

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Will I lose my social security if I re marry? I am 73 and using my own soc sec benefits. I worked until almost 70
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Customer: I am a widow and wil be marrying a widower same age and he I alsodrawing his own benefits
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 10 months ago.

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No, you will not loose your own benefit. But if part of your benefits is SSI (Supplemental security income - if you have very low income), you may lose that.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 10 months ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today? Regular social security benefits are based on your lifetime earnings not on your current income so marrying somebody will not affect benefits based on your own records. On the other hand, if you were collecting spousal benefits (on your ex spouse's records) or widows benefits, you would loose the benefits if you marry somebody else.