Young man (23) who married his great aunt (91) is now fighting for her pension

2017-11-02 15:50
PHOTO: LinkedIn/Mauricio Ossola

PHOTO: LinkedIn/Mauricio Ossola

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A 23-year-old man wedded his 91-year-old great aunt and is now fighting for the right to her pension following her death. reports that Mauricio Ossola (23) married Yolanda Torres 14 months before she died of sepsis in April last year.

But social services in his native Argentina have rejected his application for his late wife’s pension, after neighbours told investigators they knew nothing about the marriage.

“When I began to apply for the pension I presented all the necessary paperwork and complied with all the legal requirements,” he told local paper, El Tribuno de Salta.

“Yolanda might have been over 90 but she was extremely lucid. But she wasn't an expert when it came to the law and she wanted to be sure there were no legal problems with our marriage.”

While their marriage might have escaped any legal furore, Yolanda’s death has resulted in an uphill battle for Mauricio.

According to Daily Mail, the young lawyer is set to approach the highest court in the land if need be.

“If I have to go all the way to the Supreme Court, I will, because the rejection of my petition is totally unfounded.”

Mauricio – who lives in the city of Salta in north-west Argentina – married his older bride in 2015, after moving in with her six years earlier when his parents divorced.

According to Mauricio, she promised to take care of him and his studies following his parents’ separation.

“I said to Yolanda after the separation of my parents: ‘Look Ulita, I’m going to have to abandon my studies’.

“Those were the circumstances that led to us getting married.

“Yolanda insisted I had to finish my studies.”

He described the wedding as a ‘discreet civil ceremony’ and a ‘noble and legitimate decision.’

“She was an important support in my life and us getting married was her last wish.”

“I loved Yolanda in the purest way you can love someone and that feeling, along with the pain her loss caused me, will remain with me for the rest of my life.”



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