Social Security 101 – Everything you wanted to know for the LGBTQ+ Community

When:  Jun 11, 2024 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

The June FPA DEI Learning Series presented by the PridePlanners Knowledge Circle will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 12 pm ET.

We will be joined by guest speaker Lisa Wallace of the Social Security Administration and she will be presenting, "Social Security 101 – Everything you wanted to know for the LGBTQ+ Community."

Social Security touches the lives of nearly all Americans. We provide financial protection to help all Americans and our commitment extends to all people covered by Social Security’s programs and services, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. Social Security recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states, and some non-marital legal relationships (such as some  civil unions and domestic partnerships), for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, Medicare entitlement, and eligibility and payment amount for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Take this opportunity to learn about the topics below and how they can affect you, your family and your future.

Recognition of same-sex marriages and some non-marital legal relationships

Why marital status is important for Social Security benefits

Survivors benefits for same-sex Partners

Social Security benefits for your family

Please see the reference material below for more information as well, (Blog Article 08/19/2021) (published 06/2022)

Lisa Wallace is the Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Charlotte, NC. Lisa began her career with the Social Security Administration over 23 years ago. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University and Charlotte NC native, one of the few.  She has held various positions during her tenure with Social Security Administration but enjoys the Public Affairs position the most as she is able to share information with the public that she feels truly makes a difference in people’s lives.