Skip to comments.Social Security starts accepting same-sex marriage claims
Posted on 07/12/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Social Security Administration announced Friday that it would begin accepting benefit claims related to same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court in June found the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. It ruled that the federal government cannot treat same-sex marriages approved by some states any differently than heterosexual marriages.
The ruling affects more than 1,000 federal regulations affecting everything from tax breaks to entitlement benefits.
Prior to the ruling, an individual in a same-sex marriage was unable to claim survivor benefits from Social Security when a spouse died and a couple was unable to claim a 50-percent Social Security marriage bonus to their retirement benefits. .
The President has directed the Attorney General to work with other members of his Cabinet to review the recent Supreme Court decision and determine its impact on Federal benefit programs including benefits administered by Social Security to ensure that we implement the decision swiftly and smoothly, Social Security Administration spokesman Mark Hinkle said.
He said the agency was working with the Justice Department to revise its regulations.
We are taking claims now from individuals who believe they may be eligible for Social Security benefits. We will process these claims as soon as we have finalized our instructions, Hinkle said.
The DOMA ruling could end up reducing the federal budget deficit even though there will likely be an increase in Social Security spending. Most high-income married couples face a tax penalty when filing tax returns jointly.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last looked at the issue in 2004 and has not done so since. CBO said at the time that allowing gay marriage could reduce the deficit by up to $10 billion over the following ten years.
CBOs report predicted that most same-sex marriage would feature couples where both individuals qualify for Social Security benefits independently. Such couples would not receive the 50-percent spousal bonus and therefore would not trigger increased spending in that category.
And billions of tons of it.
And FAST, if possible.
You know where to park it.
Its only a matter of time now. For they know no boundaries (of decency). That is how Satan or should I say the spirit of Satan which governs the the thoughts and deeds of the Lost, acts.
That’ll help make it solvent.
Once claiming he was for traditional marriage, we learn that Obama evolves more rapidly than climate change.
Remember what Frances Fox Piven taught?
We're done. See ya on the backside of America. Over and out.
We do all these evils, domestically and internationally.
I hope it breaks the system, which was a swindle from the start.
Deliberate, purposeful destruction.
Of course, which is why I posted this is all being done by design.
Crash the system, destroy it, and rebuild your own model. That's exactly what Obama's trying to do. He's being damn' successful at it too.
no but you think it’s alright for any kind of marriage and as for unconstitutional to be found then I;m sure you are happy but where does it state you have a right to marry ?
Also in your world you would want anarchy right?
WHy mess with an institution which has been going for thousands of years unless you want to ruin it, oh wait rule 26 of the communist rules back in 1963, yes for those who want this sham of a marriage then all they are doing is the bidding of the radical communists like Ayers and others from the 60’s.
Also Govt has been in marriage since the founding fathers, it were judges sometimes who married others, yes one am and one woman, and don’t tell me that the founding fathers supported this feces sex and a sham either.
And some wonder why liberaltarians are called more radical than most liberals and then they got all upset when pointed out they are socialists with out taxes
As for CA, a constitutional amendment was done , same as NC and other states and yet activist judges like the homosexual one in CA said it was unconstitutional
got my wife out of MA years ago because of their socialist crap and still they move down south to make the south look like the socialist cess pits they had made up north.
and the trouble is that those from up north move to places like FL and then expect to have their communist crap agenda pushed into FL, I;ts high time those fools and yes in Jacksonville who I have told to piss off back up north then if they don’t like the laws here to understand that their socialist cess pit of a state up north is very different to the south and especially NE FL like Jacksonville
again another liberal who moves south and then brings their liberal, communist agenda to the south and then comes up with crap like why is it not unconstitutional while ignoring where doe sit state marriage is a right.
I wish these people would piss off and leave us alone or keep their sex life quiet.
All they want to do is push their agenda onto us and destroy anything which made America great.
Most liberaltarians are more tot he left than most liberals I have met and known and yet these liberaltarains think of themselves as on the right due to them never wanting to pay taxes but they can’t get it into their heads that thye are more the left of liberals minus taxes because they hate paying their way , pure anarchy is what they want
I was one of those northern liberals (many years ago now though).
Am I welcome? :p God bless the South. Amazing people.
my wife is the same and I lived up north with her and she proudly states she is a MA refugee and wen people ask her why she moved is it the weather , she states no it’s because of the corruption, the liberal agenda and how she wanted to raise her kids away from liberalism
I want to marry one of your beautiful Southern belles and raise a family here. God willing. :)
Fell it love with it the first time I came down in ‘05.
LOL good luck, it’s nice to be here