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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 21:36

The Same-Sex Couples Waiting To Receive Social Security Benefits Will Finally Get Them

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US Social Security Administration


Same sex married couples, who do not previously benefited from all social security benefits because their state or country does not recognize their marriage and who had previously filed claims, will benefit from such services as any married couple.

Indeed, several days ago, the Justice Department announced that following the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize equal marriage in all 50 states, all same-sex married who had previously requested would be recipients of social security benefits.

The Social Security Administration is expected to adopt the new policy, even if we could see that it was quite reluctant in the past. Lambda Legal also clarified that these rules are expected to be applied to previously filed claims that are pending in the administrative process or litigation.

«With this good news, we are hopeful that widows, widowers and retirees, wherever they lived, who need Social Security spousal benefits earned through years of hard work, will soon be able to receive them,» said Susan Sommer, director of constitutional litigation for Lambda Legal.


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