Currently, the federal government does not recognize same gender marriage. Since Social Security is a federal program, a domestic partner would not be entitled to any Social Security benefits based on the earnings of the decedent partner.
This is currently true regardless of how long the two lived together or whether they may be married under some state's laws.
More information is at www.ssa.gov .
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Unfortunately, the answer is no. Sorry. Best of luck to you.
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