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Investing Blog Roundup: Social Security Survivor Benefits Expanded for Same-Sex Couples

The SSA recently announced that survivor benefits have been expanded to members of same-sex couples who would have been married, but who were prevented by law from doing so (i.e., prior to the ruling in United States v. Windsor that expanded marriage rights to same-sex couples). Benefits are also being granted to members of same-sex couples who were married, but had not met the 9-month threshold for survivor benefits prior to their spouse’s death, because the law prevented them from being married earlier.

The above is a New York Times article, so if you cannot access it because of the paywall, here are the relevant pages on the SSA’s website:

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