SSA recognizes Missouri same-sex marriage licenses

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 10 2015 Nov 10, 2015 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:14:00 PM CST November 10, 2015 in News
By: Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digtial Producer

MISSOURI - The Social Security Administration confirmed last week that it is instructing Missouri offices to recognize same-sex marriage licenses as proof of documentation for a name change. 

Numerous people had filed complaints with Promoting Equality for All Missourians saying the SSA would not recognize their marriage licenses. 

According to PROMO, Jennifer LaVelle of St. Louis County complained saying, "There is no reason for such a delay in providing me with the same benefits that every single person in the U.S. receives when they are legally married."

The SSA clarified that anyone who received a marriage license on June 25, 2014, and later are recognized by the agency for benefits. 

Applications are currently being processed for those Missourians who have previously submitted them. 

 

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