Young man, 23, who married his 91-year-old great-aunt is facing legal fight to collect her pension
A man who married his 91-year-old great-aunt when he was 23 is fighting for a widower’s pension after social services rejected his application.
Mauricio Ossola, from the city of Salta in north-west Argentina, claimed it was Yolanda Torres’ “last wish” to marry him in April last year, 14 months before she died from sepsis. After her death, he went to claim a widower’s pension the following summer but the authorities rejected his application after they carried out an ivestigation and his neighbours told investigators they knew nothing about the marriage.
Mauricio, who admits Yolanda “wasn’t an expert when it came to the law” has vowed to go to the highest court in the land if necessary to prove he should get a weekly payment.