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Will I be entitled to any of my husbands state pension when

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Will I be entitled to any of my husbands state pension when he dies?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for question. Please confirm if you are in England or Wales?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wales
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. In relation to state pension, you may be entitled based on his National Insurance contributions but only if you have not already built up a full basic state pension yourself. You can apply for his National Insurance record to be used instead of your own. If you are under state pension age when he dies you will lose this right if you remarry before you reach state pension age.

If he has contributed towards additional state pension, you may be able to inherit some of this too. You can read more guidance on additional state pension here: https://www.gov.uk/additional-state-pension/further-information

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry have been off line. Ishould have said that my husband is already receiving his state pension as am I. So will I be entitled to any thing when he dies?
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you - the rules remain the same. As you are already in receipt of state pension yourself, you would not be entitled to "inherit" his basic state pension, however, if he has additional state pension (S2P/SERPS) that he has contributed to, then you may be able to inherit this.

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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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