Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision Affects SSI Benefits in Florida
In June 2015 the Supreme Court decided on Obergefell v. Hodges, making it legal for same-sex couples to marry in every state. Because of this ruling, even more same-sex partners can be entitled to Social Security benefits or be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. In past the Supreme Court has allowed some same-sex marriages, which includes unmarried same-sex couples, to be able to receive SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration does review the marriage status when someone files a claim for Supplemental Security Income as it could change your SSI award. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, The Social Security Administration is working on new department policies in regard to same-sex married couples and SSI benefits. These changes will be published soon and we will follow up when a report is released. In light of these changes affecting same-sex spouses, surviving spouses or same-sex relationships, we highly recommend that you apply for SSI benefits now. Turning in your application now will assure that you do not lose any possible SSI benefits in the future. If you would like more information on issues related to your Social Security benefits claim or how the new same-sex ruling will affect your claim contact us today.
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