Will Remarriage Affect my Social Security Benefits?

married couple hugging Whether it’s a morning ceremony or an evening gala, excitement’s in the air. It’s wedding season! A time when many couples officially tie the knot. Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey, we wouldn’t miss the chance to be there after your wedding. 

If you’re getting married, along with the excitement of your impending nuptials, you may have some questions about changing the name on your Social Security card.

If you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits and you get married again, there are four ways in which remarriage may affect your benefits:

  1. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits — If you marry, your spouse’s income and resources may change your SSI benefit. If you and your spouse both get SSI, your benefit amount will change from an individual rate to a couple’s rate.
  2. If you receive benefits as a widow, divorced widow, widower, or divorced widower — You cannot get benefits if you remarry before age 60 or if you are disabled and remarry before age 50. If you remarry before you turn 50, you will not be entitled to survivor’s benefits, unless the marriage ends.

—  If you remarry before you turn 60 and that marriage ends, you may become entitled or re-entitled to benefits on your prior deceased spouse’s earnings record. Your benefits begin the first month in which the subsequent marriage ended if all entitlement requirements are met.

  1. If you receive divorced spouse’s benefits — Generally, your benefits end if you remarry. Check out if you are divorced for more information.
  2. Benefits for a child under age 18 or student ages 18 or 19 — Benefits end if you marry. You can find more information in our page Benefits for Children.

Also, your remarriage after age 60 does not prevent you from becoming entitled to benefits on your prior deceased spouse’s Social Security earnings record. Visit our Benefit Planners for more information.

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477 thoughts on “Will Remarriage Affect my Social Security Benefits?

  1. I’m 74, my first wife died 3 years ago. I remarried last year. My present wife is not a citizen yet but does have a green card. Is she entitled to any benefits now? How about after I die, will she receive benefits based on my SS income?

    • Hello Elve. Thank you for your question. Generally, you may be eligible to receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record at age 62, if:
      • You were married to your ex-spouse for at least 10 years;
      • You are unmarried;
      • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and,
      • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work.
      See our Retirement Planner: If You Are Divorced for more information. We hope this helps.

      • Hello Elve,

        If you are a victim of the Gov Pension Offset (GPO) you may not receive any Spousal Retirement from your husbands account. 81% of those denied a Spousal Retirement because of GPO are WOMEN.

  2. My husband gives me an allowance of 600 month but it use to be 1500 month. We have been married 10 yrs. He’s 86 and I’m 55. Could I draw on his AS benefits now since I took a loss in pay since I married him…im a home spousal provider ( as he states on tax return s my ocupation – and he amended my earnings and credits [ I didn’t have knowledge of]). What does this mean to my credits for my future with SS

    • Hello Guadalupe. Thank you for your question. If you have not worked or do not have enough Social Security credits to qualify for your own Social Security benefits, you may be able to receive spouse’s benefits.
      To qualify for spouse’s benefits, you must be:
      At least 62 years of age; or
      Any age and caring for a child entitled to receive benefits on your spouse’s record who is younger than age 16 or disabled.
      Your full spouse’s benefit could be up to one-half the amount your spouse is entitled to receive at their full retirement age. If you choose to begin receiving spouse’s benefits before you reach full retirement age, your benefit amount will be permanently reduced. See Retirement Planner: Plan For Your Retirement for more information.
      We encourage you to contact us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) for questions relating specifically to your work credits. It will be helpful to have information such as Forms W-2, pay stubs, etc. Hope this helps.

      • Hello,

        If you never worked, were underemployed, or have trust account income, you will receive a Spousal Retirement Benefit. If you worked, earned the same or greater than your husband, were an educator, law enforcement, or other health a safety professional you will be punished and denied a Spousal Retirement Benefit if you are a victim (81% are WOMEN) of the Gov Pension Offset. The SSA Gov Pension Offset is anti income equality.

  3. I am on Social Security disability for anxiety disorder. If I marry someone with a minor child, then will I receive an additional 50% increase in disability benefits for the child.

  4. I was wondering what happens to the Social Security Benefit money of someone who is incarcerated. My ex-husband owes me over $50,000 in back Child Support and is now in prison for life, but before his prison sentence he was steadily employed, meaning he has earned Social Security benefits. So where do his earned benefits go, who are the benefits paid to and why can’t he receive benefits in prison?

    • Is he disabled or past retirement age? If so he will not get payments while incarcerated but his dependents can unless his impairment is related to the felony for which he is incarcerated

    • Good question, Robin. For a person receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect his or her benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For a person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married will it affect my benefits” for more information. Thanks.

      • The paragraphs on getting married affecting ssd does NOT answer the question directly or CLEARLY. I suggest calling social security or going into your local ss office, bring all of your questions on a notebook. Hope you find your answers, I’m looking for the same.

  5. I was on permanent disability and when my ex husband died they changed it to widows benefits. Why? I divorced him years ago. Not saying I want to get married again..but if I did which rule applies to me?

  6. I am 65 years old my husband just walked away from the marriage. We were married 40 years. I get no support from him or help of any kind. I was wondering if I can receive any money to help me. I am on social security but need a little more to make ends meet. His check is way more than mine.

    • We are sorry to hear of your situation, Barbara. Generally, during the initial interview, when individuals apply for their Social Security benefits, we explore other possible eligibility that could pay them a higher benefit amount. In cases where individuals are eligible for benefits on their own record and for benefits as a spouse, we always pay their own first. If their spousal benefits are higher than their own retirement benefits, he or she will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. However, a person’s benefit amount can never exceed the highest single benefit amount to which that person is entitled. For more information, please see our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse.
      You may be eligible to receive additional assistance from the state where you live. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services office. You can also visit the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services web page for more information. We hope this information helps.

  7. I collect social security from my own earnings, will this be affected if I get married again? He is also on social security from his earnings.

    • Thanks for your question, Sharon. If you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits on your own record and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. For information on how marriage effects benefits, please visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” page. Also, if your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may become eligible for spouse’s benefits on his/her record after one year of marriage. See our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse for more information.

  8. My name is Mark ! and i live in Sacramento california and the cost of living is very high i collect disability benefits every month ! My question is can i get reimbursed for my medical costs and travel costs associated with my initial disability event ?i was approved in 2003 Also ! May i Apply for and receive my SSI benefits before i reach retirement age ? I feel that would be far and very helpful ! send a private reply to my submitted email adrees ok ? Thank you ! Mark !

    • Hi Mark. Since we do not have access to personal information, we do not do direct messaging in this venue. We ask that our followers contact their local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 with questions about their specific case. Telephone representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Also, we pay disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program. SSI is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled individuals based on financial need. Generally, when you apply for disability benefits, we take applications for both programs. Our agents will be able to provide a thorough explanation. Thank you.

  9. Hi I get a disability check from SSA and my husband gets his VA Retirement and VA disability will I get some of his retirement and at what age?

    • Thank you for your question Diane. In your case, you may be able to get spouse’s retirement benefits if and when your spouse starts receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits. However, keep in mind that if you qualify for benefits on your own record and for benefits as a spouse, we always pay your own benefits first. If your benefits as a spouse are higher than your own retirement benefits, you will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. See our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse for more information.

  10. My husband passed away in 1996. I was awarded a widow’s pension at that time of 60% of his pension because I was not 65 years old. I am now 83 years old and have been receiving $1177.00 a month for nearly 5 years. Have I not passed the penalty age and could I get 100 percent of his pension at this time. I also have paid into Social Security but have not been permitted to collect that amount either.
    I wonder who is getting the money I am not.
    Please advise. Thank you

    • Hi Frances. If a person begins to receive benefits prior to their full retirement age, their benefits are reduced. The reduction factors are permanently applied to all of the benefits the person may qualify for. Generally, survivor’s benefits are paid at a higher rate. Sometimes, a person could be entitled to more than one benefit at the same time and may receive a combination of benefits equaling a higher amount. For example, a person may be entitled as a retired worker on his/her own record and also as a spouse or widow on another record. However, this individual’s benefit amount can never exceed the highest of either benefit amount to which they are entitled to. To see if you qualify for a higher benefit than what you are currently receiving, contact your local office or you may call our toll free telephone number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and ask a representative to assist you. Thanks!

  11. I get my deceised husbands SSI Iam 73 now what I would like to know if I remarry but I don’t take my new husbands name would their be a change in my income from my exciting husban

    • Thank you for your question Gail. Widows that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record. If your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, you may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

  12. I get my late husbands SSI plus mine , I want to get married but I don’t want to take my new husbands last name. What I would like to know would any of the SSI change money wise

  13. hi I”m Matt. I would like to know if i get married and she works would that change anything for my benefits .Also is there a way I can get more money a month through a additional program,because I get disability now but its not a lot ?Also what would happen if I claim my step child ?

    • Good question Matt. For the person receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect his or her benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. Also, under this program, your eligible children may also qualify to receive benefits on your record. In the other hand, for the person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits?” for more information.

  14. , I am retired on my own work history, I would like to sell my home. I am 63 and I would like to know how it would affect my benefits ,being that I have not reached full retirement age

  15. Me and the wife now was married for 27 yrs got a divorce and remarried each other again would we be entitled to each other’s social security if something happened to one of us .

    • It appears that you and your wife meet the eligibility requirements needed for spouse’s benefit. According to current policy, a spouse must meet a 1 year duration-of-marriage requirement. Generally, a surviving spouse or widow meets this requirement, if the marriage took place no later than 9 months immediately preceding the day on which the worker died. To learn more, visit our Survivors Planner: Survivors Benefits For Your Widow Or Widower. If you have specific questions about your situation, please call our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thanks!

  16. Female 54 years old under 100% disability via SSDI and if she gets married to Retired person over 65 is their any impact to the amount paid to her via SSDI?

    • Thank you for your question, Lucy. If you get Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. On the other hand, If someone is receiving disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program, getting married may affect their benefits. This is because the amount of SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income and resources available to the individual receiving SSI benefits and the income and resources of his or her spouse. We hope this information helps.

  17. I want to change my address, but as I was opening my aaount and had given my ss dddate of birth number , address, phone #, my info was gone. I could not retrieve it. I wanted to give you my new address, but could not finish opening my account. I think hackers might have taken my personal info!!! Help! I knew I should not have tried to do this online!

  18. Thanks , I am thinking if I get married with a person that has a pension higher than me, and I receive SSI and SSA, it seems that I can keep the small amount because he receives a higher amount…. Suppose that we are already married and if he has 76 and he dies and we do not have the year that you need to have here in California, what happens to me .. if I will be receiving just 262 , (with no SSA 653 ) …. I mean then what happen if he dies before the year and I am alone?… thanks for your answer…

  19. If I marry my girlfriend and she is on SSI and I am on Social Security Disability and I just turned 65 will it affect her benefits or mine?

    • Good question, Bert. For the person receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect his or her benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For the person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information.

  20. I’m 66 I receive my last husband ss, his benefit is higher than mine, if I remarry how would this affect my benefit I’m marring a man 67 who get ss also.

  21. Mjrjones1982@yahoo.com. . My question is how long do I have to wait to remarry and continue to receive my SSI off my ex husband. And when I remarry I am not changing my name. The guy I. Marry isn’t old enough to collect any SSI.

  22. Hi, I’m a female of 66 years young and collecting social security. Will remarrying effect my social security?

    Thanks
    Ghada

  23. Hi. I am 51 years old & disabled. My husband passed 5 years ago & therefore I am collecting his survivor benefits as it was more than my disability. I have now met someone and we would like to marry & grow old (er) together. Will I lose my survivor benefits?

  24. can i still get benefits from my marriage as a widow if i remarry? and do i get my partners insurance benefits if we marry?

  25. Can I draw off my ex spouse ssi if he is drawing his retirement and disability now he’s not 62he be 61in June and I will be 44 in March but we both disabled and we are devoiced but we still live together and have been since we devoiced

    • Hello Judith, you may be able to receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record if:
      • You were married to your ex-spouse for at least 10 years;
      • You are unmarried;
      You are age 62 or older;
      • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and,
      • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work.
      For more information, please visit our Retirement Planner: If You Are Divorced. We hope this information helps!

  26. I am 67 year old widower. My wife passed away two years ago at the age of 62 after 36 years of marriage. I am planning to marry this year with newly found love. Will my spousal benefit be affected by new marriage? Websites does not specifically answer for this except I am entitled to benefit of former spouse. I want to make sure whether the amount will be affected or not.

    Thank you

  27. If I’m collecting SS on my husbands work record and divorce……if I remarry can I collect from new husbands SS? I’m 74

    • Hi Betty, if you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse’s record unless your later marriage ends. Also, you generally must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits on your new spouse’s record.

  28. ssa//ssi//ssdi what is the difference with the 3 of them i stay confused .. i ask the difference and it all sounds the same except…..if you get this and ssa and ssi they take money from one and dont give it to the other how can i live alone with 730.00 and if i live with some one they think that someone is helping me with food and money we are both in the same boat and it is sinking every day they take money from one and dont give anything to the other …wrong wrong wrong

  29. I understand that if married to a retired police officer receiving a pension a spouse’s social security is reduced by 75%. Is that true if I marry him after he retired and has been already drawing his pension? I would be his second wife.

    • Hello Nancy. Generally, a pension based on work that is not covered by Social Security (for example, Federal civil service and some State or local government agencies) may cause the amount of your Social Security benefit to be reduced. Your Social Security benefits can be reduced based on one of two provisions.
      Your own Social Security benefit can be reduced based on the Windfall Elimination Provision.
      Your spouse’s benefits under Social Security may be affected by the Government Pension Offset. Generally, we won’t reduce your Social Security benefits as a spouse, if you receive a government pension that’s not based on your earnings.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 if you need further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  30. I now receive benefits from my ex-husband’s social security. I am 74 and wish to marry a non-US citizen. Will I lose my current benefits?

  31. I am considering remarrying my 1st husband whom I was married to for 18 years. Will I be able to draw on his social security after losing benefits from my 2nd husband?

  32. What if my ex spouse remarried. Would i still b eligible. He married 2 yrs after our divorce tp the woman he had an affair with while we we still married

    • Hello Linda. If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record even if he’s remarried, as long as you meet all other factors of eligibility.

  33. I draw SSDI, If I get married and my spouse also draws SSDI will our income change? I also get help with my premiums and my pharmacy RX. Will I loose my extra help?

  34. Me and my ex husband remarried after our devorce. My husband passed away. I now receive benefits for him. My question to you if my first husband should pass Wil I be eligible for benefits from that husband too although his wife is still alive.

  35. i want to get married and my fiance is getting ssi i am getting ssdi will my fiance loose all his ssi benifits if we get married

  36. I want to know what is the correct way to change the last name after marriage. If wife wants to keep her parents’ last name, must be hyphenated?

    • In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your “old” name (as shown in our records) and another document showing your “new” name.
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with the (original or certified) documents to your local Social Security office or the nearest Card Center in your area.
      To learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  37. Hello my Name is Salvador C. Pulido I’m receiving social security benefits I’m 67 years old and widower. If I get married some time this year will my wife be able receive social security benefits under my social security ?
    Thank you
    Salvador C. Pulido

  38. I am currently retired and receiving social security ..I was married for 41 years and got divorce I am 66 now..I am currently engaged and I am wondering that if I do remarry will that affect my social security benefits and my Medicare benefits?

  39. My ex husband is on as. Age 70. And I am on sad. If we get married again will we lose money. We where married 30 years. We want to remarry each other but worry we would lose money. Thank you.

  40. I am currently receiving social security benefits. I am a divorced 72 year old woman. If I were to marry someone who is still working or even someone on social security would that affect the amount of my benefits?

  41. What if I’m collecting on my ex-spouses SS, I’m 65 or 66, and I decide to remarry. He is remarried, and we’ve been divorced for 10 years…. Could I continue to collect on my ex-spouses SS?

  42. I Am 70 and drawing part of my deceased husband’s SSD included in my own SS benefits , will remarriage affect my current benefits ?

  43. My husband passed 5 years ago and I’ve been drawing his social security since then , I’m considering getting remarried and I wanted to find out if I will loose my social security if I do, my boyfriend also lost a spouse and he’s drawing his own social security will that also affect him,

  44. I am a 70 yr old, single female, I receive a social security check each month based on my wages.
    If I get married, will that change my social security amount each month?
    Thank you.

  45. Question: I am currently 80 years and currently receiving SSN benefits. The total benefit include both mine and my decreased husband’s benefits. I’m planning to remarry and understand that I will lose the my former husband’s benefits. If something happens (death/divorce?) happens to my new spouse can I resume receiving the benefits of my first spouses? Please advise – Thanks

  46. I am 66 years old and receive Social Security from my deceased ex-husband . If I remarry will I lose my Social Security..

  47. What requirements need to be met if I remarried after my husband passed, then divorced after I turned 60 yrs. Old. The remarriage lasted 11 yrs. I was married to my husband who passed away for 10 yrs Thank you for your time.

  48. I ask if a woman that is 71 and remarries will lose here s.s.. and all I got was info about everything before 60 yrs old.

  49. I am a 75 year old widow for 14 yrs. I draw retirement benefits on my own. If I remarry will it effect

  50. My fiance and I are in our 70’s. Both already collect SS checks. His is much larger than mine. Will I continue to get my small check and / or will I be able to claim some of his immediately after we are married ?

  51. I am receiving my deceased wife’s Social Security benefits because they were more than mine. I am age 72 and would like to get married to a 53-year-old. Will I lose my deceased wife’s Social Security.

  52. I am drawing social security on my own earned income/ previous wages (not my deceased husband”s). If I marry, will my monthly amount decrease?

    Thank you.

  53. My fiance, age 74, is receiving her deceased husband’s social security benefit because his benefits are larger than his at the time of his death. I am 75 yrs. old;
    when we marry, will she continue receiving her deceased husband’s benefits or will she receive her original social security benefit amount?
    Thank you very much.

  54. Hello! I am 68 collecting my own Social Security and pension even though I was divorced ( I collect none of m y ex husband’s SS).

    My fiance is 73, and collects his own SS and a pension as well.

    When we get married, will one of us have to forfeit half of their SS payment? Thank you!

  55. I am divorced and draw my benefits from my own Social Security benefits. I would like to remarry. Will this affect my amount of earnings?

  56. After remarrying how long would it take being married before the new wife would be eligible for husbands social security

  57. My current husband was married for 15 years to another woman and now he’s remarried and they have been married over 15 years. He dies. Which spouse receives his social security benefits?

  58. roommate who needed green card married brother on SSI.Roommate married 6/4/15 one month before brother died 7/8/2015. Said her income was low so brother would still qualify for SSI. Widow had $100,000 in another credit union bank in another state. Wouldn’t that make my brother not qualified so Widow should pay back benefits that were paid in June and July. I was against the marriage where she secretly had a confidential marriage while he was on heavy morphine medication.

  59. I have a friend who gets SSI and she’s wondering if she married a gentleman who also recieves SSI will one of them lose their check. He is 80 and a widower but recieves his SSI because it is more than his deceased wifes and my friend is 67 and also recieves SSI.

    • Thank you for your question, Kimberly. For individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect their monthly benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information.

  60. I am 71 and receive survivor benefits if I remarry do I still receive survivor benefits. please answer thankyou

    • Great question, Linda! If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), your remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits. Thanks.

    • Hi June! It is possible for a person to be eligible under two records at the same time. However, we are only going to pay the highest benefit amount from either records – meaning- that you will only be allowed to receive one payment. Hope we’re able to provide clarity. Thanks!

  61. I was married for 19 1/2 years, divorced for almost 22 years, remarried, I am 61 1/2 years old, my ex isn’t married can I draw from his social security?

    • : Hello Sarah, you may be able to receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record at age 62 if:
      • You were married to your ex-spouse for at least 10 years;
      You are unmarried;
      • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and,
      • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work.
      For more information, please visit our Retirement Planner: If You Are Divorced.
      If you’re currently married, please see “Benefits for you as a spouse“. If you need further assistance, call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Thanks!

  62. I am on SSDI, my partner is on SSDI. How will this effect us, both, pro and con, if we marry. Does the 10 year rule apply? Any and all information would be most appreciated.
    With Thanks;
    LRB

  63. I am 70 years old and getting divorced from my 68 year old wife. We both collect Social Security benefits. What happens if I remarry and I later die? My new wife will be under retirement age at the time we get married. So my question is about two scenarios. First, I die and my new wife is under the retirement age. What happens to my benefits? Second, I die and my new wife has already retired. What happens to my benefits?

    • Hello Richard. A widow can start receiving reduced benefits as early as age 60 (age 50 if disabled). Survivor’s benefits are paid at a higher rate, if your wife is receiving benefits on her own record at the time of your death, she will have to contact us to see if she is eligible for a higher (survivor’s) benefit amount.
      Please visit our Benefits Planner for Survivors for more information.
      Thanks!

    • Hello Clara, if you’re referring to Medicaid, Medicaid is administered by states. You will need to contact your local Social Services or Medicaid office.
      Generally, getting married does not affect your Medicare benefits.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  64. My first husband is deceased, I remarried but the marriage ended just before our 15th anniversary. I have been divorced for 3 years now. I receive Social Security benefits. Would I be eligible for benefits based on my first late husband’s earnings?

    • Thank you for your question, Mary. As a divorced spouse of a worker who died, you may be eligible to receive benefits just the same as a widow.
      Current law provides that if you remarried, you cannot collect benefits on your former spouse’s record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).
      See our Retirement Planner: If You Are The Survivor for more information. For specific questions and to see if you’re eligible for benefits, please call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or contact your local office directly. Thanks!

    • Good question Sharon. For individuals receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect their benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits.
      For individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect their benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to them and the spouse.
      See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information. Thanks!

  65. Hi, I’m entitled to widows benefits once I turn 62. I am currently 50. I would like to get married again, he is 76. If he passes away will I still be entitled to my late husbands SS or will I be able to collect on my new husbands SS once I’m of the correct age?
    Thanks in advance. He really wants to get married and I’m afraid of being left without enough income. I will be able to collect on my own but my husbands SS was more than mine will be.

  66. Receive deceased spousal benefits from *** – ** – ***. Just remarried at age 79. Want to change my name social security card. Will I lose my spousal benefits?

  67. Re-sending this comment: I am *** – ** – ***, receiving deceased spousal benefits from *** – ** – ***. Remarried a month ago or so ago at age 79. Want to a) change my name on social security card, and b) do I still receive spousal benefits?

  68. My fiancée is 64 and currently gets ssdi. We’re planning on getting married. Will he lose his benefits?

    I currently work part time and make $10/hr.

    Thank you!

  69. I am unclear on how my situation would be handled.
    I am 67 years old, divorced and currently collecting my ex-husband’s social security. If i get remarried, will I loose my
    social security payment?….I will receive a greater amount by waiting until age 70 to collect my social security, does this change by remarrying?

    Thank you.

  70. Can a woman who is receiving her husband’s social security still receive it once he dies and she re-marries? She is 66 and they have been married for 45 years.

  71. my ex husband passed away suddenly in may, I was is only wife. we had one child. am I eligible for his social security even though I remarried 9 years ago. we were married 29 years.

    • Hello Cathy, if you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 if you need further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Thanks!

  72. Hi I am 62 thinking about getting married okay I gets spousal with my disability. I draw off move ex husband who died .we were married 10 years and 1 month.

    • Hello Deborah, if you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits on your own record and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. However, your divorced spouse’s benefits end if you remarry.
      For further assistance, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Thanks!

  73. I am receiving divorced spouse SS benefits. When I remarry a man who is NOT on SS at all, do I lose my benefits? What about my Medicare be efits?

    • Hello Patricia. If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), your remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits. Thanks!

  74. IF you are retired and you receive SS benefits based on your own work record and you should get married after 70 will your benefits be affected?

  75. My husband died when I was 57 they tell me I will not receive Social Security from him If I get remarried before 60. If my new husband dies would I be eligible for his Social Security or do we have to be married for a certain period of time?

    • That’s right, Yvonne. You cannot get widow’s benefits if you remarry before age 60 (age 50 if disabled).
      Generally, individuals must be married for one year before they can get spouse’s benefits. In most cases, an applicant for surviving spouse benefits must meet a 9 months duration-of-marriage requirement.
      Thanks!

  76. I am 73, considering remarriage, am currently drawing my own social security benefit…..will marriage affect my monthly benefit?

  77. I am 64 and collect my own social security I also have a disabled son who collects on mine. I am thinking of remarrying does this affect mine and my sons social security?

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  78. If a widower remarries is his new spouse eligible for any his benefits? The spousal benefit was not received by the former spouse. She expired before widower was eligible for benefits.

    • Hi Albert. For your wife to qualify for spouse’s benefits on your record, you must be receiving retirement or disability benefits. Also, if your wife is receiving Social Security benefits on her own record, we pay that amount first. But, if she also qualifies for a higher amount on your record as a spouse, she may be able to get a combination of benefits that equals that higher amount. Visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse for more information.

  79. If u get remarried and draw your deceased husband social security but u were on as I and they changed it. Will it be cut off.

  80. i am 67 years old and recieving social security benefits from a ex spouse i was married to for 26years. He is deceased as of 2014. If i remarry can these benefits be reduced or changed. The new husband is 50 years oold or less and still works for a long time to come

  81. Will my social security benefits remain the same if I remarry? I am 63 and retired. What about his whenever he starts receiving his? He is 65 and not retired yet.
    Thank you for your help,

    Miranda

  82. I receive SS Disability Benefits & a pension from my former employer as a single person over 50. If I get married with my significant other (she’s doesn’t receive benefits and not employed, also over 50); does she qualifies for benefits under mine? And, does my benefits be affected?

    • Hi Joseph. For your wife to qualify for spouse’s benefits on your record, she must be 62 years old. If she is 62 or older and qualifies for her own retirement benefits and for benefits as a spouse, we always pay her own benefits first. If benefits as a spouse are higher than her own retirement benefits, she will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. Benefits paid to her as a spouse will not decrease your disability benefit. Visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For Your Spouse for more information.

  83. I an a little confused on the amount of funds taken back if you work between the age of 62/66. How much can you work and not have funds removed? What I’m thinking is that for every two dollars you make one dollar is taken from your SS pay.. there is the only base to start with is the amount from S/S. So to make a short point, if you work any little bit while getting S/S, and lets sat you make $75.00, S/S will take $25.00. Right of the bat. There is no cushion.

  84. I am 39 and going to remarry my ex-husband who is 62,
    I am on disability and he gets Social security. I was wondering if it would some how effect our income?

  85. I am 77 years old and receive social security benefirs from my deceased spouse’ If I remarry, will I lose those benefits?

  86. 1) I am 71 year old male receiving Social Security retirement benefits. If I remary a 61 year old working female, a non social security retirement recepient, will it affect my social security retirement income benefits that I am currently receiving?

    2) Same scenario as above with the only exception that: if we marry when she reaches early retirement age of 62 and starts receiving Social Security retirement benefits how will our marriage affect hers and my Social Security benefits?

  87. I am currently receiving my survivers benefits from my deceased husband, I remarried one year ago. can I switch my benefits to my new husband’s retirement amount because it is more than my deceased husband check.

    • Hello Laura. Individuals must be married for one year before they can get spouse’s benefits. You will have to contact us to see if you’re eligible for a higher benefit amount than what you’re receiving now.
      Generally, survivor’s benefits are paid at a higher rate.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local office directly. Thanks!

  88. If i will earn roughly 2400 in social security when i retire, what exactly happens if i get married? The page talking about this is very vague and says it will change. Where are the rates, information? Sadly, this may impact whether people get married or just live together. Thank you kindly

    • Hi Kathie, thank you for the question. Widows that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record. If your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, you may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Fran, thank you for the question. A Social Security representative will be able to help you. To find out how much you may be eligible for on your ex-spouses record and to discuss your options, contact us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit your local Social Security office.

  89. Can’t find an answer to my question ” is there a time limit necessary for remarried couples to wait before being eligible for spousal benefits.
    Both were 66 or older. One was divorced, one never married. One is on full SS retirement the other still working.
    I can find nothing that comes close to answering my question.

  90. How do I go about changing my name and get my survivors benefits deposited into my new account with my new last name with out interruption?

    • Hi Nancy, thank you for your questions. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to change your name on your Social Security card.

      If you’re receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can start or update your direct deposit information by using your personal my Social Security account.

      If you’re unable to conduct business online, you can start or update your direct deposit by contacting the bank, credit union, or savings and loan association or by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information.

    • Hi Betty, thank you for the question. Widows that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record.

      If your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, you may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits.

      Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

  91. hello I am disable and getting ssd. I am divorce and possible getting married again, in general what should I know if my possible future wife cant work due to take of me. Im 51 yrs old. could you please comment? thank you.

  92. If i was married to my husband for 17 years got a divorce. And remarried before i was 50. Can i still get SSI from my x husband? He also remarried.

    • Hello Rita, you may be able to receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s record at age 62 if:
      • You were married to your ex-spouse for at least 10 years;
      You are unmarried;
      • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and,
      • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse’s work.
      For more information, please visit our Retirement Planner: If You Are Divorced. Thanks!

  93. I plan to start social security at age 66 in November. My wife is still working and a few years younger. Can I collect first from her social security before my own?

    • Hi James, thank you for your question. You may be able to get spouse’s benefits but, under existing law, if you are eligible for benefits both as a retired worker and as a spouse, you must apply for both benefits and you’ll receive the higher of the two benefits. This requirement is called “deemed filing” because when you apply for one benefit you are “deemed” to have also applied for the other.

      However, if you turn 62 before January 2, 2016, deemed filing rules will not apply if you wait to file at your full retirement age or later. This means that you may file for either your spouse’s benefit or your retirement benefit without being required or “deemed” to file for the other. See our Deemed Filing For Retirement And Spouse’s Benefits FAQs web page for details.

    • Hello Charles. If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), your remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits. However, you should always report important changes and update your benefit records. Please contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  94. If my husband is deceased and I am collecting his Social Security and I should marry someone else, he predeceased me can I then collect his social security if it’s larger than my first deceased husband?

    • Hello Mary. First, if you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), your remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.
      Also, it is possible for a person to be eligible for Social Security Survivors Benefits in more than one record. However, we are only going to pay the highest benefit amount from either records. Yes, you could be eligible for the highest benefit amount, as long as you meet all factors of eligibility.
      We hope this information helps!

  95. What if I want to get married. Will I lose my SSD?
    What if I want to get married and he is retiring, will I lose my SSD?

  96. I’m a 59 year old male I live on Social Security disability I was divorced from my first wife long ago. I have just remarried to a Philippine woman last May I spend much of my time in Philippines I intend to retire there. My wife has a nine-year-old child I have been financially supporting for nearly 5 years. I am the only father he knows. My wife is also pregnant with my child the child is due to be born in December or January this year. The child will be born in the Philippines I will be there. I will be able to prove the child is my biological child will that child be eligible for anything from my continuing Social Security Disability Benefits that I live on? If so do I need to file now that my wife is a dependent and also her nine-year-old son also my dependent as I rent a home that we live in in the Philippines. I assume I need to apply when my child is born in December or January what application process do I need to go through to receive Social Security benefits from my disability benefits for my dependent baby that is about to be born. in the Philippines I assume this can be handled to the Social Security Office in the Philippines in Manila.. Terry3381@gmail. Com

  97. i AM 72 AND WANT TO MARRY AN 82 YEAR OLD. I MAKE MORE THAN HIM, IF I DIE BEFORE HIM, DOES HE GET MY HIGHER AMOUNT. OR DO WE HAVE A TIME LIMIT OF HOW LONG WE HAVE TO BE MARRIED BEFORE HE CAN GET MY HIGHER AMOUNT.

    • Hello Donna. Marriage does not affect your Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits.
      Marriage, in the other hand, affects Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to you and your spouse.
      See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits?” for more information. Thanks!

  98. SSI always talks about if a woman remarries and not about a man remarring. I’m 77, if I remarry what are my new soouse’s SSI benefits?

    • Hello Arizona, for individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits, marriage does not affect their benefits. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect their monthly benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to that individual and his or her spouse.
      See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information. Thanks!

  99. I really don’t understand what happens if you remarry. im 44 and my husband passed away. I receive disability for myself and I don’t receive any benefits from him. im thinking if I understand I will possibly have my benefit may decrease due to new husbands income. I wanted to know about that and what if the husband you just married doesn’t have income will my benefits still be cut ?

  100. if a person on ss gets a roommate or has someone live with u, does it effect the amount of ss benefits u receive. does the roommates income effect it.

    • Hello Ann, your living arrangements do not affect your Social Security benefits. These benefits are based on your prior work activity and earnings, and are not subject to income and resource limits.
      If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, your monthly (SSI) benefit amount we pay is affected by your living arrangements. We also take into consideration any other income, and resources for SSI benefits.
      For further assistance, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  101. I have ssi my fiancee he gets ssdi but he owes ssi he works and now he don’t get ssi anymore if we marry will my ssi go away?

    • Good question Laramie. For the person receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect his or her benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits.
      For the person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information. Thanks!

  102. I was widowed when I was 46 years old. I continued to work full time (plus OT) until I had a medical emergency and became disabled In 2013 when I was 56 years old. My question is this: iF I get remarried, and in many many (!!) years I die before my new husband, can he get my social security instead of his, as mine is almost double compared to his…..

    • Hello Joyce. If you are the widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can receive reduced survivors benefits as early as age 60 (age 50 if disabled). See our Benefits Planner For Survivors for more information. Thanks!

  103. My fiancee is 76 and drawing benefits from her late husband. I am 82 and drawing my own benefits, and my wife is deceased. If we marry, will we lose some of our benefits?

  104. I am entitled to ex-spousal benefits but do not have his Social Security number. Will that prevent me from getting the benefit? I have name, address and DOB

  105. This does not answer my question. I receive my own Social Security. I will be 70 next month. My spouse is deceased for 10 years. My friend is 70, his wife is deceased. He has Teachers Retirement and a very small part of his deceased wife’s SS.
    Would marriage affect either or both of our SS checks ?

  106. I am currently age 60 and 7 months old. will my social security disability benefits and surviving spouse benefits be affected if I remarry?

    • Hello Shirley. Great question! Remarriage after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), will NOT affect your eligibility benefits. However, you should always report important changes and update your benefit records. Please contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hope this helps. Thanks!

  107. My husband passed away 02/15/2018. I am now 64 years old and am wondering if remarrying now will affect my Social Security since it’s based on my benefit and my late husband’s.

  108. My partner and I are both 66 and collecting social security benefits based on each of our past employment. We are considering marrying before the end of the year. Will that effect what we are both receiving individually?

  109. I am a widow, age 75, collecting Social Security on my own earnings. If I remarry, do I still get these earnings, or will the amount change.

  110. My mother who is a widow and she draws my fathers (her ex husbands) social security she is 70 years old and would like to know if she would lose her befits (checks and MediCare) if she remarriages.

    • Hi Shaun, thank you for the question. Widows (and divorced widows) that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record. If their new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, they may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, they may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

  111. i have been remarried for 2 years now. my wife is 68 so am I, she draws social security as I do. I receive more than her. can she up her benefits thru my benefits? thank you

    • Hello Jeff. If you get Social Security retirement benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. Click here to see how marriage may affect other benefits. Thanks!

  112. If my future spouse does not have ss yet he is 61years old and I am the only one who collects it now does it affect my ss?

  113. After being married for 24 years my husband became ill with cancer and passed away after being on disability for a few months. I was in my forties and remarried. Then my second husband whom was on disability from an injury also passed away from cancer after 13 years of marriage. When I apply for widow’s benefits when I turn 60, who do I draw from? Husband 1 or husband 2?

    • Hi Denise, we are so sorry for your losses. If you are the (unmarried/single) widow of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can start receiving reduced survivor’s benefits as early as age 60 (50 if disabled). If you are eligible on more than one record, and for retirement benefits on your own record, you may have additional options. You can apply on one record early and switch to the other (higher) benefit at a later date.

      To inquire about your options and benefit estimates, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or contact your local office.

  114. This does not answer my questions. If a widow marries after the age of 77, can she draw from her deceased husbands benefits?

    • Hello Merry. When you’re married, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) guidelines require that we consider the income and resources available to you, including your spouse’s income and resources, when figuring out your monthly benefit amount. We also take into consideration your living arrangements.
      Remember that you must contact us to report any changes, we may need to conduct a “Redetermination”.
      For further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local office directly. Thanks!

  115. I became a widow at age 54. I remarried at age 60,therefore I could not receive his ss benefits.
    When I was 57 I remarried and he passed away. I went to the social security office and the lady calculated which husband has the most ss pain in. It was my first husband.
    My question is if I remarry how will this affect my social security benefits

  116. I have remarried, but have not notified SS. My spouse is receiving SS benefits (66 y.o.) and I am in receipt of SS benefits (69 y.o.) Will we penalized for not reporting our marriage 6 years ago. I did not and don’t wish to change my surname as I have done this from a previous marriage over 25 years ago.

    My spouse receives a higher benefit rate than me.

  117. Hi I want to know if I get marry to a woman and I get SSI and SSA And my wife get the same SSI and SSA..Can you tell me what will happened ?

  118. My sister is 73 years old, her husband passed a few ago. Both were on S.S. When he passed was warded the 5 of his S.S. check. She said if she remarried her S.S. check would go back to what it was before her husband passed. She has met some one and would love to married him, but she can’t afford to use part of the S.S. she is getting now.

  119. I am a widow age 74 years old and drawing my own social security and part of my deceased husbands. If I remarry, will I lose some of my income?

  120. am a widower and recently married a widow who does not have enough credits for SS benefits. Will she be able to collect SS benefits as my previous wife before she passed way and also Didn’t have enough credits for SS benefits?

  121. If I’m 61 and receive SSD and I decide to remarry will I lose my benefits? you talked about everything but this. I have no children at home, they are adults. I live alone and some one wants me to marry him how does this affect me. The benefits are from my work history, not from either of my deceased husbands.

  122. I was trying to find out if my mom remarries at 70, but is getting ex spouse benefits, does that stop ( alive or deceased)? I dont believe she would be eligible for her new husbands benefits for he was previously married for 30 years so his ex gets his benefits. Trying to give her advice..

  123. It would be nice if SS would hire a person that knows how to write the Q&A section properly. That page is so poorly done that it is mostly useless.

  124. What form do I use to change my name, I got married June 29, 2018. Phone at IRS is very slow do to shut down and I sat for over an hour on hold. I’m 75 and spouse 73, he’s Canadian. Prior to marriage I checked to see if I still get my SS and because of my age they said yes. Now when I did get through prior to our marriage, a gentlemen in your Niagara Falls office said after 1 year my husband could draw a check,is this true?

  125. I am on SS $2500 month divorced 6 years age 70. Getting married soon does new wife get 50% of my SS? her age now 59. My question is when she is age 62 does she get 50% of mine if married 2 years or more? I am aware I still get the $2500 Thanks

  126. My ex-husband and I are talking about getting married again, but I really can’t afford to lose my SSDI, I am 64 & he is 69. He is on SSI. If we get married what will happen to our gross income? He only gets the minimum of$750, and I only get $320 now.

  127. If I plan on getting married in the next 3 months and my age is 71 and I”m collecting social security my intended is age 60 and is not collecting social security is not, How will this effect my social security.

    • Hi, Marguerite. If you and your fiance’ receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you or your fiance’ are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. For specific questions about your account, please call our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), M-F between 7 AM and 7PM. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. For more information about how marriage effects benefits, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks.

  128. I was married for 30 years and my husband passed away in 2012; I remarried in 2014…..I was told by one rep that I was still entitled to my past husbands benefits but then when I called again I was told by another that I was not as I was re-married before the age of 60. Clarify? Does the years of marriage matter?

  129. me and my girl friend are thinking of getting married . we are both on social security . would our benefits change.would we get less ?

  130. My husband died i began drawing caretaker benefits for minor child. I remarried at abt 48. I continued to draw caretakers benefits because of m8nor child and i have childhood rheumatoid arithisi an d not on disability.do i have to reapay benefits i have received

    • Hi Martha, thank you for the question. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about an overpayment, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  131. either spouse should be able to remarry and still claim the benefit of a previous spouse remarried or not. they put the time in. this need t o be changed

    • Hi, Troy. If you and your potential spouse receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you or your potential spouse are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. For specific questions about your account, please call our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. You may also find more information about how marriage effects benefits by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps!

  132. I just started receiving disability benefits on my own work record in Oct 2018 with 18 months back pay. My wife died in June 2018. I may want to remarry and need to know if my new spouse or marriage could take away my benefits completely…..is there a legal way to marry and keep getting my benefit, even though i may have to pay taxes on them.

  133. I am a 68 Y/O divorced Male and contemplating a marriage with a 66 Y/O women. She has been on SSI for about 15 yrs. I went on SS at 68. Should we marry how might our benefits change if at all? Could she be entitled to more per month based on my benefits? My monthly is about twice hers.

  134. I’m 63 and still working, I’m getting married to someone who retired early on a disability and has been collecting almost 20 years, will there benefits be affected after we marry?

  135. I retired 18 years ago on a disability and get SSI and am 58, I’m getting married to a 63 still working, will I loose any my benefits

  136. My Name Gregory Feldman PO Box 470755 San Francisco CA 94147. vision5@hotmail.com
    Cel 650.773.4428
    I was for about one years on disability when I started received my SS based on the early retirement.
    That automatically ended my disability.
    I started working again after few months after receiving early SS income.
    I will be 73 in April of 2019.
    Can I apply for revision of my SS income based on full retirement age?

    • Thank you for contacting us, Gregory. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your benefit amount, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  137. I am a widow of 11 years. I receive my deceased husbands social security and pension. My now fiance’ receives retirement and pension. What will happen when we marry? We are 64 and 65. I am on Medicare, he will be in Aug.

    • Hi, Sherry. Thank you for your question. Widows that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record. If your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, you may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

  138. I am disabled for approximately 9 years. I am 40 years old. Talks of marriage are in the works. My boyfriend will be on Social security in about 8 years. He also has a pension comming. We are getting mixed signals about receiving less income when the time comes. His H and R block tax lady said he would be responsible for paying out 80% on taxes. Can you please explain this in the easiest way possible for me to understand?

  139. I’m 59, my fiance is 65 and receiving a small social security check. She’s also approved for a Part B Medicare assistance from Social security. If we marry will she loose that Part B assistance?

  140. There are exceptions the termination of benefits on remarriage, such as if you remarry to someone who is also entitled to certain benefits. There seems to be a lot of misinformation or lack of information about that throughout SSA. The improper termination can have far reaching consequences as well, beyond just missed entitlement of the survivors benefit. The period of entitlement to Mothers/Father’s benefits effects eligibility period for Disabled Widow(er)s Benefits down the line. And it’s seemingly impossible to get SSA to acknowledge or correct their error at that point, particularly when no one there seems to know the actual rules/exemptions regarding remarriage situations.

  141. Hi, my question is this: I’m retired and have been receiving SSI benefits for approx. 4 years. However, my wife is younger and will be applying for social security November of this year,2019.
    If my Social Security is larger then hers, can see receive a larger Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from mine? Example: My monthly is $2000.00 and hers will be $1500.00 per month.

  142. I draw Social Security from my deceased spouse. I am 68 years old. I am thinking of remarriage to a 64.yr old who draws $7.00 SSI AND $700.00 Social Security .He has.no dependents .How will the marriage change.our benefits if.any?

  143. I will remarry to a woman who is a citizen of the Peoples Republic of China in May. She will immigrate to the USA in April before our marriage. She is 64 years old, I am 77. Is there a waiting period before she can enroll in Social Security and receive benefits? My neighbor says that she must wait 5 years after getting her Green Card before being eligible for Social Security benefits, but since I am a native born U.S. citizen and already receiving SS benefits, must she wait that long?.

  144. If a widow who collects ss on her dead husband marries a divorced person who collects ss will both continue to collect ss?

    • Hi, Becky. Thanks for your question. Widows that remarry after age 60 (age 50 if disabled), may continue to qualify for benefits on their deceased spouse’s Social Security record. If your new spouse is a Social Security beneficiary, you may want to apply for spouse’s benefits on that record. If that amount is higher, you may be entitled to the higher amount, based on both records. Generally, you must be married for one year before you can get spouse’s benefits. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions to see how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. We hope this helps!

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  148. I receive widow SS, I am planning to remarry and was wondering if my spouse passes away will I receive his SS and loose my widow pension. How does that work. Please help.
    Thank you so much.

  149. I was married to ex- for over 10 (maybe 11) but will be married to current spouse for more than that upon eligibility for SS … must they split my SS benefits upon my death?

  150. My wife died in 1996 at age 34. I re married for 2 years and was divorced. Am I eligible for widower benefits?

  151. It’s a shame when two elders people want to get married, this messes up what they draw from SS
    As a married couple. This law is forcing a lot of elders to commit a sin in the eyes of God.So sad that you can still love, but suffer it they chose marriage. This system system needs remain work done on it.

  152. We want to get married and we’re both receiving benefits on our own accounts now, neither of us is a widow(er). We are 70 years old. Does one of us get benefits cut if we make it legal?

  153. Good day,

    I wasn’t able to find the answer to my question on in FAQ or on your website.
    I have a court client who is interested in knowing if she marries her boyfriend who currently receives SSI- Disability, would his monthly amount be effected by her income (she works part -time?

    • Hi Keisha. Keep in mind that the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a means-tested program that pays benefits to disabled individuals based on financial need. SSI guidelines require that if your client is married, we take into account her income and resources, when we calculating her spouse’s monthly SSI benefit amount. We also take into consideration her living arrangements. These and other factors may affect your client’s husband’s SSI benefits. To learn more, please visit “Understanding Supplemental Security Income”. We hope this helps.

  154. I am a widow who recently remarried. I am 77, my new spouse is 89. Do we each file a life change form and if so, do I use my old address or his address? We currently maintain two homes until one of them is sold.

  155. Will my children lose their father’s death benefit if I get remarry? I don’t get any widow’s benefit as I gave it all to my children. Also, my 18 years old son is still attending high school. How do I continue his benefits?

  156. I am 40 and receiving survivor’s benefits from my deceased husband… if I remarry now will my child receive my part of the benefits, or will my benefits be lost?

    • Hi, Brandi. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  157. I am currently on an SSI disability income, I am 63 years of age, and my D.O.B. is 06/01/1955. I am recently remarried and my new spouse is on a RRB early retirement pension. He retired at age 60, with 35 years of qualifying RR service. His pension is NOT a disability pension. He is currently 64 years of age and his D.O.B. is 11/04/1954. According to the U.S. RRB, I am ineligible to apply for any RRB benefits, until after April 24, 2020. How will this new marriage affect my SSI disability income?

  158. I am 62 and have been on social security disability for about 19 years. If I were to get married, would it effect my social security disability income?? The person I would be marrying is on social security and 67 years old..Please contact me with that information..thank-you so much for your help

  159. My question is , I’m a full time employee but we have planning on being married . He receives disability benefits . How would that effect him?

  160. Dear Sirs/Madam,
    I am a Green card Holder (US Permanent Resident) and SS retiree and now turning 71 years old. I am now staying in the Philippines for good and currently receiving my earned pension with SSA. My first wife died of breast cancer last December 05, 2015. She died in the Philippines. I have been a widow for the last 4 years. She was a SS member but was unable to complete her SS contribution. Last July 2017. I found a girl whom I am planning to marry come December 2019. She is a Filipino citizen and not a green card holder. May I know if my earned income benefits (SS monthly pension) will be affected if I will remarry to my second wife to be? If I die will she be able to get my retirement benefits as my surviving spouse? What process will I have to do to comply with SSA requirements on this matter? Thank you very much.

    Name: Baltazar Pascual Jr.
    Address in Philippines: 135 J. Abad Santos St. Sta Lucia, Novaliches, Quezon City 1117 Philippines
    SS Number: *** – ** – ***
    US CIS # A056-323-487 Category: F41
    Date of Birth: 06-23-1948
    Card Expires:11-18-2023
    Resident Since: 04-27-2003

  161. Dear Sirs/Madam,
    I am a Green card Holder (US Permanent Resident) and SS retiree and now turning 71 years old. I am now staying in the Philippines for good and currently receiving my earned pension with SSA. My first wife died of breast cancer last December 05, 2015. She died in the Philippines. I have been a widow for the last 4 years. She was a SS member but was unable to complete her SS contribution. Last July 2017. I found a girl whom I am planning to marry come December 2019. She is a Filipino citizen and not a green card holder. May I know if my earned income benefits (SS monthly pension) will be affected if I will remarry to my second wife to be? If I die will she be able to get my retirement benefits as my surviving spouse? What process will I have to do to comply with SSA requirements on this matter? Thank you very much.

  162. This information does not specifically answer the question my question is I am 69 years old and I receive Social Security retirement if I marry will my benefits change

  163. As a 69 year old recipient of SS benefits , will my benefit be reduced if I were to remarry? He has a smaller SS benefit than I. Would his benefit be reduced if we were to wed?

  164. My husband is deceased. I remarried at the age of 47. Can I collect on his social security? We were married in 1992, he passed in 2000.

  165. If I get retirement social security and am 66 will it affect my ss if I marry someone who is not receiving ss benefits

    • Thank you for your question, Frances. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you are receiving SSI, widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. You can learn more about how marriage affects benefits here. We hope this helps.

  166. Please advise:
    Divorce, over 60, receiving deceased husband’s ss benefits, then re-marriage…? Does re-marriage terminate surviving ex-spouse’s benefits?

  167. MY GIRLFRIEND AND I BOTH LOST A SPOUCE FROM DEATH.WE ARE 62 YRS OLD PLUSE.WILL SHE LOSE HER SOS AND DISABILITY INCOME IF WE MARRE////?????????

  168. If Jim and I marry we both have retirement social security. Mine is divorced widows benefits. Will we both still get our social security checks?

  169. I am a 81 year old female and draw my own social security.
    I plan on marrying soon can I continue to draw my OWN S.S. AFTER MARRIAGE? Changing my name and address affect anything? I want a direct answer.

    • Hi. Thanks for your question. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  170. Hi my husband passed in 2008 at age 50. When I turned 60 I applied for widows pay and they told me at the time I made to much. Then in I’ve remarried at age 61. And not able to work anymore. Since I applied for the widows pay before I married. Shouldn’t I be allowed to draw widows pay now? Thank you Linda

  171. I am 50 and engaged to be married and I currently receive $1375 disability benefits. My fiance makes $31000 per yr. Will my benefits decrease if we get married?

  172. I am over 65 yrs and I receive SS benefits. I am thinking in remarrying a disable man over 65 yrs of age. My question is if either of us will loose any SS income or benefits. Your reply will be appreciated.

    • Hi, Nancy. Thanks for your question. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  173. Divorced 1977…….no remarriage…..now nearly 79 years young…….my exhusband had remarried…….both deceased….Ex passed away 5th June 2018…..
    I would like to get married…..to someone much younger…..before year is finished….
    Would you kindly let me know what benefits……and pension I would receive please.
    Sincerely
    Rita Marie Chippindall
    Ik

  174. MY SON WAS 18 WHEN HE MARRIED THE FIRST TIME. DIVORCE PAPERS TO SENT BACK TO HIS WIFE LATER ON. THEN IN HIS 30’S HE REMARRIED. HE WAS KILLED AT 42. HIS 2ND WIFE AND HE WAS LIVING APART DUE TO COMPLICATIONS WITH GETTING CUSTODY OF HER GRAND KIDS. IN THE MEANTIME HIS 1ST WIFE AND HE RECONCILED AND MOVED IN TOGETHER FOR APPROX. 2 MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH. WHO GETS THE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.

  175. trying to figure out something.

    friends wife passed in 2016 she was on SSI Disabilty,
    spouse survided with children

    2019 surviing spouse remarried – kids are still collecting SSI – two still under the age of the 18. do they still collect they turn 18

    • Hi Elsie. According to current policy, to be eligible to receive Social Security benefits as a spouse, you must be married for at least 1 year. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and you get married, your spouse’s income will be counted as household income, and may affect your benefits. To learn more, visit our Benefits Planner: Spouses Benefits internet page. If you have specific questions about your situation, please call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We hope this helps.

  176. Dear Sirs WE are thinking of getting Married but Iam 59 and He is 66 He has greater S.S. then I we have been Engaged for 3 years together for 15 years .. will I be able to collect any part of his S.S.
    Thank you for helping
    Debi

  177. i married my husband in 2016. he has an ex-spouse age 68. she remarried and then divorced that man. I’m still married to my husband. if he dies, do i get his ssi benefits? Or will she?

  178. I am a widowed 63 year old male in California. I just remarried in July 2019. What do I need to do at my local SSA office to get my new wife any of my SSA benefits going forward or if I die?
    Thank you

  179. I was recently remarried after both of our spouses passed away. Can she continue to receive her deceased spouses full benefit as I continue to draw my full benefit? I am 71 years old and she is 74 years old.

  180. I cannot find detailed information about social security benefits for a surviving spouse who re-marries at age 62. Can someone let me know how my benefits would be affected, if at all? Thank you.

  181. I’m 62 years old widow .. and I’m getting married next year .. do I have to file for my late husbands SS widower benefits before I remarry ….or does that not matter?

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    • Hi RuthAnn. Congratulations on your upcoming remarriage! After you remarry, please feel free to contact us by calling our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0228) to find out if you are eligible for any benefits under your husband’s earnings record or if he is eligible to any benefits under your earnings record. We hope this helps.

  183. I am 50 years old. I am on Social Security Disability and my husband of 28 years passed away 7 years ago. Now i also receive survivor benefits. So i have been widowed 7 years on SSD and now as of 50 get survivor benefits in addition. I have met someone special and hope to get married. In this case will I lose any benefits or stay the same. Please let me know. This will decide in which direction I go next in life. Thank you

  184. I am 76 and wish to marry a single mother with two children whom I wish to adopt. Will remarrying and adopting two children (ages 9 and 7 ) affect my social security benefits.

    • Hi Kenny. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your marriage may affect your benefit. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. When you qualify for retirement or Social Security disability insurance benefits, your children may also qualify to receive benefits on your record. Your eligible child can be your biological child, adopted child or stepchild. A dependent grandchild may also qualify. Your own amount of benefits will not be affected. You will find more information here. We also have a publication titled “Disability Benefits.” We hope this helps.

  185. Did Appalachian Federal Credit Union send me SSI DISABILITY check back yet where my account is closed down so my check can be deposited into Eastman Credit Union..

    • Hi, Courtney. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  186. I receive my late husbands pension from France, i live in South Africa,, im 60 yrs old,, since 10th July this year…i also receive a pension from Nashua, south africa.. Will i lose either of these if i remarry?

  187. I am dating a man who is collecting social security as a disabled person. We are planning to get married. Will he lose his social security benefits. I am a full time employee and I get employee benefits which includes medical insurance.

    • Hi, Francine. Thanks for your question. If your fiancé receives retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect his benefit. If he is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect his benefit. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  188. Hello,
    I am hoping to get an answer on a question I have.. I am getting married (no date yet), and I am on SSI and my fiance is on SSDI. I have read that once we get married our benefits will change to a married couples benefit.. I am trying to find out more information on that, like what is it? what will it change to? what percentage will we loose? Short of calling SSA and waiting hours on hold, maybe I can get some kind of answer, we are both in our mid 60’s and anxious to find out what our life will be.. thank you for your time and hoping to get a response..

  189. Am I understanding this correct? I am 70 and I collect from my deceased husbands social security.. and mine and if I decided to remarry.. I will not lose any of my benefits?

    • Hi, Cynthia. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), widow or widower’s benefits, your marriage may affect your benefit. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, visit our Frequently Asked Questions here. We hope this helps.

  190. I am 66 years of age and considering remarriage. I am currently receiving my own retirement SS benefits. I was previously married, however my earnings were higher than my ex-husband’s so it was not beneficial to file for spousal benefits.
    My question is two parts.
    1) If I remarry would my current benefits be impacted either increased or decreased by my, new husband’s benefits? His benefits and earnings are higher than mine.
    2) If I do not remarry would I be eligible for widow’s/survivor’s benefits from my ex-husband upon his death.

    Thank you,

    Best regards,

    Merlynn Bertini

    • Hi Merlynn. Thank you for your question. The answer to your questions is a bit complex for this forum. Typically, if you remarry, your benefits could be impacted. Generally, we cannot pay benefits if the divorced spouse (you) remarries someone other than their (your) former spouse, unless the latter marriage ends (whether by death, divorce, or annulment). If you do not remarry, and your ex-husband dies, you will continue to receive the same amount benefits. If you later need to apply for survivors benefits, we would pay you (insert info about requirements). Here you will find more information about divorce spouses benefits. For specific information about your case, you can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. We hope this helps.

  191. I am receiving Social Security as “divorced widow” of my former spouse. If I remarry, will I lose his and begin receiving mine? Sorry, the wording is a bit confusing online.

    • Hi, Mary. Thanks for your question. If you remarry before you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), you cannot receive benefits as a surviving spouse while you are married. If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), you will continue to qualify for benefits on your deceased spouse’s Social Security record. For more information on remarrying and how it may affect your survivor benefits, please visit our Survivors Benefit Planner. If you have additional questions about your benefits, please call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. We hope this helps.

  192. If I married my husband in 1983 and were divorced in 2006, then remarried him again in 2009 and he died in 2019, can I still collect his social security

    • Hi, Bernadette. We are sorry to hear about your loss. If your husband worked long enough to be insured under Social Security, you may be eligible for Survivor benefits. For more information about survivors benefits, visit here. If you have specific questions about your situation, or to apply for benefits, call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  193. I am a 72 year old widower and planning getting married again. My future spouse is currently 58. Upon my death would she eligible to receive my benefits.

    • Hi, Kenneth. Thanks for your question. Your wife may be are eligible to apply for survivor benefits as early as age 60 (age 50 or over if disabled). However, there are other factors that may affect her entitlement to these benefits. She can find more information on survivors benefits here. We hope this helps.

  194. I am 64 and will start receiving SSDI next month. Can my 62 year old wife of 14 years start receiving almost 1/2 of what I receive from SSDI until she gets to be 66 and starts drawing her SS? And if so how do I get her signed up?

  195. If I get remarried at age 68, do I loose any of my current ss benefits? Also, plan on using current last name and adding new last name do I need to change my ss card? Also, is there anything else I should know or do concerning ss/medicare/benefits. Thank You

    • Hi Ruth. If you are receiving your own retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, or you are receiving benefits as a surviving spouse, your marriage will not affect your benefit, at age 68. But, if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your new marriage may affect your benefit. Normally, Medicare is not affected by remarriage. To learn more about how marriage affects benefits, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on how marriage effects benefits, please read our spouses benefits information page. In reference to changing your name on your Social Security card, please follow the instructions found on this internet page. If you have more specific questions, you may also contact us by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday between 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. We hope this helps.

  196. This didnt help me at all. If I remarry after 60, and now getting regular SS payments, will it affect my monthly payment?
    She is not a US citizen.

  197. My cousin reieves a disability check monthly. He is considering marrying. Will his check be reduced as she currently has a job? How about his healthinsurance he gets along with his check?

  198. Hi i am trying to help my friend apply she is in the process of a divorce and is 67 years old her first husband of 33 years died while they were married. does she have to wait to collect on her deceased spouse until shes divorced?

  199. I am 65 years old and am receiving ss benefits. I am working part time. If I get married, how does that affect my ss income? We still both have separate homes, but live together in either one depending on grown kids etc. He has never been married and does not have children. I am divorced for 18 years and do not receive any of my ex-spouse’s ss income.

  200. At age 18, 1963, serving in navy, A paternity fraud artist swindled me, bought a marriage license and took 1/2 my navy Pay, after discovering she pulled paternity fraud on other sailors I moved on, she lived with several others guys, other paternity frauds marriages. In 1969, she officially married some guy from Sheboygan Wi. Named Glen Seigl. 1971 I moved to Canada to Canada, married my spouse in 1972, had a child in 1973, developed successful Engineering Design Manufacturing Marketing business. Then in 1994 was illegally deported as a fugitive from justice. The Sheboygan Paternity Fraud artist in cahoots with a texas Bankster who swindled me and my spouse out of lots of cash when we bought a couple of small farms around 1978-1980 when bank interest rates went to more than 20%, then declared his bank bankrupt, whereby our cash and 2 160 acre Farms vanished in the Banksters INTERNATIONAL BANK FRAUD, a crime without statutes of limitations.

    Sheboygans judge Bolgert colluded with Quebec, Canada in a crime of treason, that resulted in my deportation, incarceration in a purposeful act of wrongful prosecution that destroyed my family, successful established business..

    My appeal was secretly ended before a hearing, I was rearrested again after setting up my business in Arizona and jailed again for another 8 month imprisonment. The VA picked me up from halfway house and I spent the next year in a domiciliary and 6 years of day treatment.

    The American Legion investigated and discovered the Sheboygan woman’s paternity fraud, whereby after knowing her for 6 years when she lived with several other men and had more children, she eventually reportedly got a legal divorce from the illegal marriage before the time required for her to take my so-called child support and later on Social Security benefits by altering court records and lying about regarding her paternity fraud and earlier marriages to other sailors while being a polygamist, bigamist OR being married to more than one person at a time.

    Wisconsin Innocence Project took my case in the early 2000’s before Governor Tommy Thompson defunded them. They gave me the file and I took it to Mark Vannucci, Wisconsin Family Lawyer who took it to federal Court in Milwaukee under Judge Jones, who subpoenaed judge Bolgert-Sheboygan Wi judge. Judge Bolgert refused to appear in federal court, 5 years later Bolgert awarded the paternity fraud artist 50% of my social security, Nannucci negotiated 25% deduction in return for returning my passport privileges. They have continued to take 25% of my SS for near 2 decades but NO Passport privileges, denying me access to my extensive Canadian industrial assets, or family, friends, associates.

    My family moved on, my extensive industrial assets unused, my life’s work, destroyed by a state judge who suppressed clear evidence that would exonerate anyone so charged in a real court of Law.

    How do I get back my Social Security distributed to a paternity fraud artist and a State Judge acting outside his legal,venue.

    I have absolute Proof to illustrate the wrongful prosecution.

    Social Security Laws deny access to my benefits, which should have been detected before awarding the Sheboygan Wisconsin Paternity Fraud artist my Social Security benefits.

    I hope and pray social security will help me recover my benefits and reevaluate my benefits because of Canadian income variables likely not shared by the 1994 Parti Québécois , who likely in an act of retribution for my acts as an enemy of the Parti Québécois Illegal provincial government, a gang of election fraud perpetrators who lost power in 1995.

  201. I want to start collecting my benefits . Can I later collect my deceased husband benefits.? I realize I will lose my benefits, but want to wait till he would’ve turned 70.

  202. My wife passed away 5 years ago, I remarried 6/12/2019
    Is my new wife entitled to widows survivor income when I pass?
    if so
    how long must we be married before she is entitled to receive this benefit and how much would she receive?

    • Hi Steve. An applicant for surviving spouse benefits must meet a 9 month duration-of-marriage requirement. The amount of her widow’s benefit is based on several factors, including: your earnings, when you started receiving your benefits, her age, and the amount of her own retirement benefit. We compare her own benefit with her potential survivor benefit. If her survivor benefit would be higher than her own current retirement benefit, she would be eligible for survivor benefits. For additional information about benefits as a surviving spouse, visit here. We hope this helps.

  203. -+I’m 82, widower, wanting to marry a woman never married, aged 80. will she lose her Social Security benefits upon assuming my name in marriage, or do we both continue to receive our SS?

    • Hi Alfred. Thank you for your question. Please note that your future spouse will not lose her benefits upon taking your last name. As a matter of fact, your future spouse may qualify as a spouse, under your earnings record. If she does qualify for spouse’s benefits under your record, and she is eligible for a higher benefit amount, we will pay her own Social Security benefits first, and then she will get a combination of benefits that equals that higher amount. Please visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse for more information. For specific questions, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. We hope this helps.

  204. I have been divorced but collect nothing from that spouse, nor can because it did not last long enough to collect. I retired and now collect monthly benefits from my lifetime earnings. If I remarry, at age 65, will I still collect my retirement income?
    His wife of 25 years passed away but was primarily a homemaker. He is 55. When he retires, will that affect me in any way.

  205. My ex wife said that she wants us to remarried so she can get my social security benefits and we was married for 9 years and 9 months so my ?is can we get remarried for 3 months or for 10 years.

  206. I am 60 years of age. I receive Survivor benefits from a previous marriage. I was receiving disability benefits before my former retired husband passed. I became eligible for survivor benefits then losing my disability benefit. My question is; if I plan to remarry and my future husband wants to declare me as a dependent on his income taxes; how will that affect my eligibility of benefits; if at all?

  207. I am 63 yrs old. If I get married will my new wife be able to get my spousal social security. She is a retired teacher and only get $90.00 a month from Social Security because her school district did not pay into Social Security, so she is pay the penalty.

  208. I am 74 and I receive retirement benefits. Do I need to change my last name? I have already changed my social security card.

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