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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?
I am in a same-sex marriage. Could that affect my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment?
How does the recent Supreme Court decision about same-sex marriage affect my enrollment in Medicare?
What should I do if I think I might be eligible for benefits?
I get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Must I tell Social Security I am in a same-sex marriage?
I am receiving Social Security benefits. Must I tell Social Security I am in a civil union or other non-marital legal relationship?
My same-sex partner and I have a child. Can I place both our names on our child’s Social Security number record?
What if I apply but Social Security decides I do not qualify for benefits? Will I receive a penalty or fine?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now recognizing my same-sex marriage and allowing me to file my income tax return as married filing jointly, can I have my IRMAA removed?
Will Social Security recognize a same-sex marriage if the ceremony took place in a foreign country?
I am amending my tax return for previous years when I filed my tax return as single but I was in a same-sex marriage, can I have my IRMAA changed for those years too?