If I was to remarry before 60 would I still be allowed widower’s benefits?

Q) I know I can receive my deceased husbands benefits around age 60 or 61. If I was to remarry before then would I still be allowed those benefits or would I have to stay single? Thank you.

A) Generally, you cannot get widow’s or widower’s benefits if you remarry before age 60. But remarriage after age 60 (or age 50 if you are disabled) will not prevent you from getting benefit payments based on your former spouse’s work record. And at age 62 or older, you may get benefits based on your new spouse’s work, if those benefits would be higher.




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