Surviving Spouse Social Security Benefits For Same Sex Couples
The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued rules on December 16, 2003 authorizing the processing and payment of some surviving spouse lump sum death benefits for same sex married couples.
SSA has also begun to process claims for the spouses of retired workers, if the couple is married and domiciled in a state that recognizes same sex marriages.
There is the question of what happens if the couple was married in the state that recognizes same sex marriage but the wage earner lived in a state that didn’t recognize same sex marriage. We’ll keep you advised once the Social Security Administration addresses this issue. See the SSA information about BENEFITS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND LUMP SUM DEATH PAYMENT.
If you or a loved one needed more information about this specific issue, please give us a call today to discuss your options for your Social Security disability benefits at 727-894-3188.