October 2013

DOMA and Social Security Benefits for the Disabled

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On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its controversial decision in United States v. Windsor, invalidating the definition of marriage formerly established by the DOMA laws. Consequently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is no longer prohibited from recognizing same-sex marriage for determining benefits. The Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, issued a statement…

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