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Same-sex spouses to be recognized for Medicare eligibility, enrollment

Thursday, April 3, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Obama Administration announced Thursday that same-sex spouses will be recognized in administering several aspects of the Medicare program, regardless of where the couple resides. [ Read more → ]
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SSA updates policy on survivor benefits for transgender spouses

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Tuesday updated its policies regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses. [ Read more → ]
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Flying solo: 92-year-old transgender widow fights for survivor benefits

Thursday, January 30, 2014
NEW YORK -- Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman denied survivor benefits by the Social Security Administration after her husband’s death is asking the agency to reverse the decision. [ Read more → ]
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Social Security begins processing survivor benefits for same-sex spouses

Monday, December 16, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration (SSA) said Monday it has begun processing, and paying, some survivor’s benefits for married, same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Social Security begins processing retirement claims for same-sex spouses

Saturday, August 10, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) said Friday it has begun processing, and paying, some retirement spouse claims for married, same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Social Security Administration updates policy on changing gender marker

Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration on Friday announced a new policy for changing the gender designation in Social Security records to provide transgender people improved privacy and prevent unnecessary outing to Social Security staff and healthcare providers. [ Read more → ]
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