Social Security Benefits After DOMA

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

From GLAD's website: "This publication provides steps same-sex married couples can take to possibly preserve their rights to retroactive Social Security spousal or children benefits that are currently being denied because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). If DOMA is declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court or is repealed by Congress while an appeal of the denial of a Social Security benefit is still active, there is a possibility that the benefit will be granted retroactively to the original date of the application."  Click the "Go to Website" link below to download the publication from GLAD's website.