Today, in a status conference with Lambda Legal in federal court in Chicago, the Department of Justice announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will apply the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark marriage ruling retroactively and process pending spousal benefits claims for same-sex couples who lived in states that did not previously recognize their marriages.
Today, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Dave Williams, a widower, formerly of Arkansas, now a Chicagoan, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.
Lambda Legal's video, Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, about 93-year-old transgender widow and veteran Robina Asti, will be playing at several film festivals this fall.
This month it will show at the Maysles Documentary Center as part of the Doc Watchers series and at the Freso Reel Pride Film Festival as part of the Transcendent Trans Shorts series.
Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.
Lambda Legal and 10 other national LGBT advocacy organizations jointly issued a series of factsheets to provide guidance to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing federal rights, benefits, and protections.
Lambda Legal applauds the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recent announcement of their updated policy guidelines for changing the gender designation in Social Security records for transgender people.
Today, Lambda Legal joined eight additional LGBT and civil rights advocacy organizations in signing a letter to Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Michael Astrue regarding policies concerning transgender people.