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My friend's husband just died. both are 64 years old. they are refugees from cambodia and were married in a resettlement camp.They do not have a marriage license. what other documentation will SSA accept

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What are the proofs of a marriage for spousal benefits for social security

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My deepest sympathies for your loss.

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Social Security Expert: PhillipsEsq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

what are the proofs of a marriage for spousal benefits for social security

Response: For documents list, click here:

https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-10.html

  • Proof of the worker's death;
  • Birth certificate or other proof of birth;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status if you were not born in the United States [More Info];
  • U.S. military discharge paper(s) if you had military service before 1968;
  • For disability benefits, the two forms (SSA-3368 and SSA-827) that describe your medical condition and authorize disclosure of information to us;
  • W-2 forms(s) and/or self-employment tax returns for last year;
  • Final divorce decree, if applying as a surviving divorced spouse; and
  • Marriage certificate.

If there is no Marriage Certificate, Social Security Administration would provide specific instruction on what other document she has to provide in order to prove that the marriage did infact take place.

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