Social Security Benefits and The Defense Of Marriage Act: Can I Do Anything Now To Preserve My Rights?

This is a must-read publication from Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD):

Social Security Benefits and The Defense Of Marriage Act: Can I Do Anything Now To Preserve My Rights?

Note that it is a large .pdf file that may take a few moments to load.

Here’s an important excerpt:

“If you would meet the qualifications for the spousal benefit but for DOMA, you have two possible courses of action: you can apply now to try to preserve your claim back to the date of application or wait to see if DOMA is repealed or found unconstitutional in court and then apply.”

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