Our New and Improved Same-Sex Couples Website

June 30, 2016 • By

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Last Updated: June 30, 2016

Same-sex-webpageSocial Security touches the lives of every member of the public. Our commitment is to treat all people with compassion and respect. This month, we joined the nation in celebrating LGBT Pride Month. The purpose of this commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Every day we continue to make strides in our goal to fully engage with the LGBT community.

To improve the way we communicate with the LGBT community, we redesigned our website for same-sex couples. We reorganized and streamlined the menu, making it easy for you to find the information you’re looking for. We added new banner images more representative and inclusive of the LGBT community.

We updated the content of our site to describe how Social Security is there for LGBT families through life’s journey, securing today and tomorrow. Our agency is with you through every stage of your life from birth to marriage, as your family grows, to retirement and after by caring for your survivors. You can learn how Social Security is there to support you through difficult times and what to do if you or your spouse becomes disabled, and what benefits you may be entitled to.

We also added a new publication, What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know, to our website. This new publication explains how changes in the law affect Social Security benefits for same-sex couples. Your marital status is important for the retirement, survivor, and disability programs because you or your spouse could be entitled to benefits or a higher benefit amount based on the relationship to a worker. You can also learn what benefits are available for your family, children, and survivors, in the event of your death.

We encourage anyone who believes they may be eligible for benefits to apply now. Learn more at

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  1. Tired

    Thank you Bruce for submitting a valuable link. Everyone should embrace the word of God. There is no mistaken his defination for homosexuality. Sinner!! An abomination for death. A PERVERTED MIND. An individuals choice!
    Our world has chosen to ignore what God had intended our world to be in his eyes and words. Satan is controlling our government to encourage this perverted behavior as rightous and to be accepted.
    To keep faith and believe in Gods word now is looked upon as wrong and racist.

  2. tammy

    “Our commitment is to treat all people with compassion and respect” (unless you are a physically disabled person who happens to marry an able bodied person, then the SOCIALIST SECURITY administration will use it’s special “anti marriage” rules to legally discriminate against you.

  3. tony

    I can’t wait until Russia rebuilds the Soviet Union. The brake up of the European Union is already taking place with Britain leaving. When the European Union breaks up, the Russian will pick up the pieces to build the Soviet Union. I like to see the US go to war with Russia.

  4. tony

    Why are we preventing terrorist from coming into the US. They should let the terrorists into the US because they hate the LBGT too. I like watching the news were the terrorists kills the stupid Americans. Americans are stupid.

  5. tony

    All of these religious people are going to burn in hell with all the hate that they have inside them.

  6. Kris

    Legal sex with animals, it’s a slippery slope. Give it a few years. Look at the military, homosexuality is now condoned/legal. Transgenders are soon to be accepted into the military. Just a quick observation: what barracks/dorms would either be assigned to.? Is it all co-ed now? Who uses what bathroom and which shower?The transgenders will have now the US taxpayers paying for their gender re-assignment. That is going to be quite a chunk of change. But here is a more troubling question: why should the American taxpayer pay for the costly AIDS virus treatment that will ensue as a result of allowing LBGT into the military. If you think it has not already begun because you have not heard it from the mainstream media, think again.

  7. SandyW

    Ignorance knows no bounds!! The LGBT community is not prone to having sex with animals or children or anyone that does not belong to the LGBT Community!! I believe most of those deviations are found mostly in the heterosexual community because their are more people in your community. The LGBT community is just like the heterosexual community except they find the person they care for is the same gender. Big deal! It is not a mental illness, but a biological determination formed in the earliest stages of human development. Do a little research before you condemn the LGBT community. Your pseudo religious beliefs and /or “Christian” values
    are not fact!!! Spewing this hate just shows ignorance

    • Geraldine

      Taking the ovrveiew, this post is first class

  8. Kris

    How will it work when one of the partners is a German Shepherd?

  9. Jim

    I’ll admit that there have been many contributions made to mankind by homosexuals; however, those contributions were not the result of being a homosexual – The person making the contributions just happened to be a homosexual. Having said that, there is one great contribution given to mankind because of being a homosexual…AIDS.

    If you have the right to be gay; then it follows that I have the right to protest it.

  10. K

    If you don’t like the diversity and equality of views posted or shared on this site because they are not your own, stop following and reading them….duh !

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