Social Security Q&A: Will Same-Sex Couple Qualify for Benefits?

Question: My same-sex partner and I recently married. Will we qualify for Social Security benefits? Answer: You may be eligible to apply for Social Security benefits. Many factors affect your eligibility for benefits, including how long you worked and your age. Social Security encourages you to apply for benefits right away, even if you aren’t sure you’re eligible. Applying now will protect you against the loss of any potential...

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