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Social Security Accepting Same-Sex Claims

Let the benefits roll. On Friday, the Social Security Administration announced that it is now accepting claims for benefits from same-sex married couples who believe they are eligible. However, a spokesman said they would not be processed until instructions for the handling of these claims are finalized, which is being hammered out in collaboration with the Department of Justice. The change comes after the Supreme Court overfuled the Defense of Marriage Act, under which the federal government didn’t recognize same-sex marriages.