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I am 71 and not in receipt of social security benefits. This is a state pension and my husband died 20 years ago.
Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and happy to help you with your question.
Here is the advice from Age UK:
'Your State Pension You are allowed to use your ex-partner’s National Insurance record for your basic state pension if it means you’d receive a higher pension as a result. However, if you remarry or register a new civil partnership before you reach State Pension age, you lose this right. Widows, widowers and surviving civil partners can also inherit some or all of their late partner’s additional pension or graduated retirement benefit, but lose this right if they remarry or register a new civil partnership before State Pension age.'
As you are over the State Pension Age your entitlements would appear to remain intact. I do hope that I have assisted you with my answer although my colleague effectively told you the same thing in her response..