Jun 26, 2015

Same Sex Marriage And Social Security

     The Supreme Court's decision that there is a constitutional right to same sex marriage mostly settles the issue as far as Social Security is concerned. However, there may still be a few issues. Social Security has deferred decisions on most claims based upon same sex marriages. Those can now be processed. However, I suspect that some claims based upon same sex marriages were denied in the past. There may still be issues about back benefits in these cases. I expect that Social Security management is happy that this issue is being put to rest.


Anonymous said...

Rejoice republicans, now gay married people have a chance of having SSI benefits reduced because the spouse's income can count against them. Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you mean they are forced to get married now?? Can't just live together and continue to receive benefits like before??

Anonymous said...

yes 8:16, you are correct.