Pen­sion de­nied for man who mar­ried great-aunt

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Ar­gen­tinian Mauri­cio Os­sola, who mar­ried his great-aunt in 2015 – he was 23, she was 91 – has vowed to go to the high­est court in the land to prove he should get a wid­ower’s pen­sion af­ter so­cial ser­vices re­jected his ap­pli­ca­tion.

Os­sola claimed it was Yolanda Torres’ “last wish” to marry him – 14 months be­fore she died from sep­sis – and said the mar­riage was per­fectly le­gal ac­cord­ing to Ar­gen­tinian law.

But au­thor­i­ties re­jected his pen­sion ap­pli­ca­tion af­ter his neigh­bours told in­ves­ti­ga­tors they knew noth­ing about the mar­riage.

In a rul­ing this week, the so­cial se­cu­rity sys­tem stated that it be­lieved Os­sola was seek­ing, through le­gal sub­terfuge, to ob­tain a wid­ower’s pen­sion he was not re­ally en­ti­tled to.

– The Mir­ror

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