A Supreme Court decision made same-sex marriage legal in the U.S. in 2015. Now, the Social Security Administration (SSA) treats all marriages the same.
SSA looks at state law to decide if you are married. They may decide you are married if:
They will count the day you had the ceremony as the day you were married.
Your Social Security benefits can change if you are married.
You might get more benefits if your spouse has worked more than you. You might get less benefits if your spouse has income and you are on SSI.