Legal Question in Elder Law in California

domestic partner and social security benefits

If I am receiving social security benefits based on a previous marriage ( I was married for more than ten years to my ex husband and his benefits are higher than mine) will I lose those benefits if I enter into a domestic partnership?

Asked on 2/19/09, 7:29 pm

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Michael Stone Law Offices of Michael B. Stone Toll Free 1-855-USE-MIKE
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Re: domestic partner and social security benefits

Under current law the federal government doesn't recognize domestic partnerships, so probably not. However, the law might change soon.

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Answered on 2/19/09, 8:30 pm


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