Social Security Blog
November 7, 2013
The Social Security Administration is now processing claims for same sex couples following a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The Social Security Administration is accepting claims for couples who live in states where gay marriage is legal, as well as states where civil unions and domestic partnerships are legal. Currently, the Social Security Administration is processing and approving claims for spouses of retired workers if the couple is married and currently live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage, which includes New York State.
Source: NOSSCR Volume 35, Number 8, August 2013.