Social Security Benefits & Same-Sex Couples
Since the United States Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June of last year, the ruling has impacted a number of public services and social programs. Social Security, for example, now recognizes same-sex marriages as valid marriages in the states that have laws allowing or recognizing same-sex marriage. This means that same-sex spouses are entitled to the same rights ...
How Does Social Security Decide if I'm Disabled?
In order to receive Social Security benefits, individuals who file claims must meet a number of requirements, file extensive paperwork, and be declared "disabled" by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you or someone you know is looking to file a Social Security disability claim, one of the first things you should do is understand how the Social Security Administration decides ...
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