The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, in partnership with Openhouse and a host of other co-sponsors including the Community Living Campaign, addressed a packed house on October 30th in San Francisco. People came eager to learn what Social Security benefits are now available to same sex partners and their families.
For the first time in its long history, the Social Security Administration is providing benefits to same sex married couples, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Windsor ruling in the Defense of Marriage Act. This is a significant development with important financial implications for millions of elder lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, same sex spouses, widows, and children of LGBT parents.
An impressive panel of experts and community members provided information and fielded questions from a crowd of over 200 people. If you missed the Forum, you can still download information from the Social Security Website or stay tuned as we post further resources on this blog as it becomes available.
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