To whom it may concern,I need to present a copy of my marriage license and a death certificate for my husband who passed away in 2006 to receive his benefits instead of mine now that I have retired. My question is does the marriage license need to be the original or can it be a certified copy obtained from the County Clerk in the city in which we were married? Thank you for your time .Marianne Kovacevich Powell
I haven't. I was initially told to bring his death certificate to the office closest to me then I would be given the information I needed to find out how much his monthly benefit would be and whether I would do better taking his or mine since his might be higher. Today O received a call from a Mr. Kelly who read my appication on line and he told me what my husbands benefit would be and that I would need to bring in our marriage license and his death certificate to the local office.
A certified copy will be sufficient.
What about if i mail an application to receive it in an email or have a family member pick it up in the county where I got married and had her email, scan it to me? Is that still okay?
No, you will need the original certified copy.