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They can continue to collect their own benefits. A marriage will not change his benefits (if he is getting benefits based on his own records) and if she is 60 or older she can continue collecting her widows benefits. After 9 month of marriage she may be eligible for spousal benefits based on her current spouse records if her spousal benefits will be higher than her widows benefits.
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Usually, you can’t get widow’s or widower’s benefits ifyou remarry before age 60. But remarriage after age 60 (orage 50 if you’re disabled) won’t prevent you from gettingbenefit payments based on your former spouse’s work. Andat age 62 or older, you can get benefits on your new spouse’swork, if those benefits would be higher.
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