Social Security

“Will my widow lose her social security benefits when I die?”

  • Widows will not lose social security benefits. Social security has been gender inclusive for surviving spouses since a legal challenge in 1975. 
  • This is an outdated concern from the early 1970s.

ADDITIONAL FAQs


Contracts

“Won’t women contractors lose enhanced status for contract bids?”

COVID-19

“What kind of impact is COVID-19 having on gender equality?”

Draft

“Does constitutional equality mean women will be drafted?”

History

“What is the history of the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights)?”
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