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Social Security Begins Paying Claims of Same-Sex Families

By Justin Snow | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
Social Security has begun processing claims and awarding payments to the surviving spouses of same-sex marriages in what is the latest change made by the federal government to better reflect a post-DOMA legal landscape.

Social Security Now Processing Retirement Claims from Same-Sex Couples

By EDGE | Friday Aug 9, 2013
Today another piece of the wall separating American LGBT couples from full equality was chipped away when the Social Security Administration announced that it has started processing retirement claims for same-sex couples.

Campaign rhetoric muddies Social Security reform

By Jim Abrams | Friday Oct 22, 2010
For 75 years, seniors have loved their Social Security benefits and for almost that long, politicians have loved to warn them that the other party would take those benefits away. This election year is hardly an exception.

New ID theft targets kids’ SS numbers

By Bill Draper | Tuesday Aug 3, 2010
The latest form of identity theft doesn’t depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid’s number long before the little one even has a bank account.

CA protest seeks Social Security benefits for gays

Monday Apr 12, 2010
Protesters chanting slogans and carrying signs marched in Hollywood Sunday to demand equal Social Security benefits for same-sex couples.

Social Security freeze means seniors must scrimp

By Matt Sedensky | Friday Oct 16, 2009
The money isn’t the biggest issue to some. It’s the message the government is sending about caring for seniors.

Social Security makes it official: No COLA in 2010

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Thursday Oct 15, 2009
There will be no cost of living increase for more than 50 million Social Security recipients next year.

Job losses, early retirements hurt Social Security

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Monday Sep 28, 2009
Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that’s happened since the 1980s.
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