Sneads Ferry, NC asked in Social Security for North Carolina

Q: My Mom, from NC, is 74, widowed 2 yrs. ago, and is currently engaged. Will she lose her social security?

They have a prenuptial in the making, but not signed yet.

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David Gantt
David Gantt
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Your Mom should not lose her Social Security (SS) Retirement due to remarriage. Even if she is drawing Widow's Benefits on her deceased husband's account, her remarriage should not affect her SS retirement since the remarriage is only relevant for marriages before age 60. Congratulations to your mother.

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