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I am a 59.5 years old, widow since Jan 2006. My job of 16 years is going away in July 09. So if needed, I planned to draw
Social Security Answer:
I am a 59.5 years old, widow since Jan 2006. My job of 16 years is going away in July 09. So if needed, I planned to draw my spouse's Social Security benefits (%) to help me get by. I plan to find new employment but am pretty sure I won't make near what I make now.
A man (widower who will be 65 in Feb) that I have been dating a year asked me to marry him I and plan to do that. Will remarrying that void my eligiblilty to draw my deceased spouse's Social Security benefit? If so, would I be able to draw my new spouses Social Security if he dies before me? and visa versa?
Support Replied ~ 01-07-2009 18:11:42
Dear: DONT MARRY BEFORE AGE 60. After that, you will be able to get widows benefits on your deceased husbands account. At the time of your new husbands death, you will have the option of going on his, if it is larger....Don't forget to check your own in case it is larger (not usually, but you never know)......Good Luck....Carol
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