“Do I qualify for benefits as a spouse if I am now in, or the surviving spouse of, a civil union, domestic partnership, or other non-marital legal relationship?”
Answer: Social Security is now processing some retirement, surviving spouse and lump-sum death payment claims for same-sex couples in non-marital legal relationships (such as some civil unions and domestic partnerships) and paying benefits where they are due. We encourage you to…
- If I get married, will it affect my benefits?
- Is there a limit to the amount of monthly benefits my family can get on my record?
- Can I get spouse’s Social Security benefits on my former spouse’s record?
- How can I get a benefit verification letter?
- How can I get a detailed earnings statement that includes my employers or a certified record of my yearly earnings and taxes?