Social Security Administration just announced for PRIDE Month - new webpage, fact sheet and video for same-sex couples.
They have released new materials with updated information about same-sex survivor benefits. In addition, they have launched a new webpage, which provides more readily accessible information for members of the LGBTQ+ community and dependent family members. The new fact sheet explains how more same-sex partners and spouses may qualify for survivors benefits as outlined in the agreement for Ely v. Saul and Thornton v. Commissioner of Social Security. The new video provides information for the loved ones and the potential recipients of these benefits to help them understand how to apply.
The SSA LGBTQ+ webpage and same-sex couples webpage houses this and other information on available programs. SSA remains committed to administering its programs in a way that promotes equity and fairness to everyone who interacts with them.