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Will Remarrying Reduce My Benefits?

How long you are married affects your eligibility for survivor benefits

Q. I’m considering getting married to a long-lost love whom I recently re-connected with. I am 70 and he is 71. We both claimed retirement benefits based on our own work records when we reached full retirement age. Will marriage reduce our individual retirement benefits? If one of us dies, will the other receive the deceased’s Social Security retirement benefits?
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