Same Sex Marriage – Survivor Benefits

April 2, 2014

Lawrence Schacht married Russell Frink Jr. as soon as he was permitted.  Five months later Mr. Frink died. The New York Times reports that even though Social Security recognizes the marriage, it won’t allow Mr. Schacht to collect benefits on Frink’s account because the marriage lasted less than the required 9 months.  The durational requirement is strict and I do not personally know a way around the 9-month rule.

 

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