After all the controversy in Obergefell v. Hodges, on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided in a five to four ruling that all states in the U.S. are required to issue and validate marriage licenses to people of the same sex. The ruling has also made it mandatory that all 50 states recognize and provide the same terms, conditions, and benefits for same-sex marriage as they do for couples of the opposite sex.Do You Have a Case?
The decision may impact eligibility for the following programs:
It is important to apply as soon as possible because the beginning date of benefits for same-sex marriage may be determined on the month of application. Applications for Social Security and Medicare benefits are handled by the Social Security Administration. Applications for Medicaid are handled by State Medicaid offices.Do You Have a Case?
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