Can I claim my late husbands pension?
The government states that “you cannot inherit your spouse or civil partner’s additional state pension if you remarry or form another civil partnership before you reach state pension age”. So, if you have remarried between 2007 and now, you will have foregone any inheritance from your husband’s state pension record.
Can I claim my dead ex husband’s state pension?
Your spouse or civil partner may be entitled to any extra state pension you are entitled to if you put off claiming it when you reached state pension age. If you die, your spouse or civil partner may be able to inherit some of this additional state pension.
How much of my ex husbands pension Am I entitled to?
In terms of how much a husband or wife is entitled to, the rule of thumb is to divide pension benefits earned during the course of the marriage right down the middle. While that means your spouse would be able to lay claim to half, he or she would be limited to what was earned during the course of the marriage.
Do pensions go to surviving spouse?
The federal pension law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), requires private pension plans to provide benefits to surviving spouses. If your spouse died before this date, the spouse may have chosen a benefit that would be paid only while he or she was alive, and there would be no survivor benefit.