SSA Unprepared For SCOTUS Decision On DOMA

Jun 28

     Social Security has sent out its first staff instruction on what to do with same sex marriages in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The instruction is to “Take and hold all claims by individuals who are filing for benefits that are dependent upon the existence of a same-sex marriage.” This is not just for those who have moved