Social Security Administration Recognizing Indiana June Marriages

October 22, 2014

The ACLU of Indiana has received reports over the past two weeks that same-sex couples married in Indiana during the "window period" in June were being turned away at the Social Security office when they applied for a name change. Read the story in The Indianapolis Star.

As of this afternoon, the Social Security Administration has updated its policy on Name Changes to direct its offices to recognize our June marriages! We are keeping an eye on other Social Security policies related to benefits to ensure that they are all likewise revised. As of now, some of these policies do not reflect today's guidance on June marriages, but we expect to see the issue resolved by the end of this week. Watch this space for updates!