My mother is a widow in her 80s. She is planning to remarry. Her boyfriend is also in his 80s and collecting social security. What will happen to her social security benefits? (When my daughter asked how old grandma's boyfriend is, I was tempted to say "17". But no.)
I found a couple of places (should have noted the URLs, sorry) that said that if a widow remarries after age 60 that she continues to receive her widow benefits. So does this mean that if my mother is collecting $X per month and her boyfriend is collecting $Y, that after they marry that between them they'll collect X+Y? Or is that not how it works? Are their other relevant factors, and if so, what?
My mother also has some income from an annuity, something like $600 per month. I don't know if her boyfriend has any other income.