Social Security Administration and Same Sex Marriage
Posted in the Gay/Lesbian Forum
#1 Sep 9, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer
For Immediate Release
Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
on Payments to Same-Sex Couples
I am pleased to announce that Social Security is now processing some retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due. The recent Supreme Court decision on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, made just over a month ago, helps to ensure that all Americans are treated fairly and equally, with the dignity and respect they deserve.
We continue to work closely with the Department of Justice. In the coming weeks and months, we will develop and implement additional policy and processing instructions. We appreciate the publics patience as we work through the legal issues to ensure that our policy is legally sound and clear.
I encourage individuals who believe they may be eligible for Social Security benefits to apply now, to protect against the loss of any potential benefits. We will process claims as soon as additional instructions become finalized.
To learn more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov .
#2 Sep 9, 2013
Great! So by the time I retire there won't be any money left because the queers took it all. Wonderful!
Since: Mar 07
#3 Sep 9, 2013
Nope - we aren't taking it all, just yours. Everyone else will get their share!
#4 Sep 10, 2013
leipold - but i guess it's totally ok with you that we pay for your benefits and get nothing in return like you guys do.
well, at least historically anyway. things are changing, finally, so we get the same size of a piece of pie as you. you know, equal.
i know. you're of the mind that equality kind of sucks.
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