What are California domestic partnership laws, could a person lose an ex's social security benefits

Asked about 6 years ago - San Diego, CA

I am a 62-yr-old female living with a 65-yr-old male. If we become domestic partners, would I have to give up my rights to my ex-husband's Social Security?

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It's my understanding in California heterosexual couples may become domestic partners if they are over 62.

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  1. Stephanie Maria Caballero

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    Answered . You could because California domestic partnership provides for survivor benefits and according to Social Security you are considered a spouse if you have the same status as a husband and wife to the taking of intestate property.

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