We're Ready To Help Those In Same Sex Marriages Who Have Social Security Problems

Aug 24, 2012 Comments Off on We're Ready To Help Those In Same Sex Marriages Who Have Social Security Problems by

A panel of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. DOMA prevents the Social Security Administration from recognizing same sex marriages allowed under state law. The ruling has no immediate effect since the Court stayed enforcement of its ruling until all appellate review is finished. The practical effect of this is to make it nearly certain that the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of DOMA in its next term which will begin, as always, on the first Monday in October.

My firm currently has no DOMA cases pending but I certainly encourage anyone who is in a same sex marriage who would be eligible for Social Security benefits if DOMA is found unconstitutional to file a claim and call us. You don’t want to wait for the Supreme Court to act. You’ll probably lose some of your back benefits if you wait.

My firm does not just work with Social Security disability claims. We’re willing and able to take on retirement and survivor claims.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.