The Social Security Administration has announced that they will now begin processing some widow’s and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex marriages. The program is still currently being worked on so there are no definite guidelines at this time. In a statement, the Social Security Administration announced the following: "I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is processing some widow’s and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex marriages and paying benefits where they are due. In addition, we are able to pay some one-time lump sum death benefit claims to surviving same-sex spouses. As I stated shortly after the Supreme Court decision on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, our goal is to treat all Americans with dignity and respect.”
For more information, click here: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/same-sexcouples.