What if I apply but Social Security decides I do not qualify for benefits? Will I receive a penalty or fine?
No, you will not receive a penalty or fine if Social Security denies your claim because you do not qualify for benefits. Likewise, if you appeal that decision or apply again, you will not receive a penalty or a fine.
If you have questions about how a same-sex marriage may affect your claim, please call
1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security office.
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- Date Created: 04/14/2014
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