Syracuse Disability Blog
Important Information for Same-Sex Couples On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. As a result, Social Security is no longer prevented from recognizing same-sex marriages in determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. We can also recognize some non-marital legal same-sex relationships (such as civil unions and domestic partnerships) as marriages for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security and Medicare benefits. We published instructions that allow us to process many benefit claims in which a same-sex marriage or non-marital…
Dear Mr. Howard Olinsky,
Thank you sooo very much for giving me another chance!
I still can’t believe it’s true! You were actually successful in
getting my SSI/SSDI case remanded!
Though I thoroughly believed in you from the start, I just did
not believe that anything positive would happen regarding my
SSI/SSDI case. I am absolutely surprised … and forever grateful.
I feel extremely fortunate that I was able to find such an excellent,
knowledgeable attorney, such as yourself, to defend my case in
Federal Court. It seemed to me that… every attorney I contacted
to request help from, ran the other way, when I mentioned Federal Court.
You were different! You seemed extremely confident… Fearless!
Thank you sooo very, very much! You are my hero! (seriously!!)
The Washington Post gives Senator Paul three “Pinocchios” for being totally wrong about the SSD program. Rand Paul’s claim that ‘over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts’ – The Washington Post.