The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a project of www.sageusa.org
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging



We're steadily creating a resource center that will provide resources across a variety of LGBT aging topics. Tell us what you'd like to see and sign up for updates.

Register Now

Managing the Financial Impact of Widowhood

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Download PDF
Reprint
Permission Form


The June 26, 2015 Supreme Court Ruling in Obergerfell vs. Hodges provides equal protection for same-sex marriage. This series of fact sheets produced by WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is designed to help LGBT couples understand their finances in relation to marriage, divorce and widowhood, all life events that now have the benefit of equal protection and due process.

The emotional impact of widowhood can be overwhelming, but the financial impact can hit just as hard. There is often a decline in standard of living for the surviving spouse; household income can decline due to changes in Social Security benefits and the possible loss of the deceased spouse’s retirement income and earnings.


Find resources in your area

Links to sites that help you find aging sources accross the country

Resources in Your Area
Advanced Search
Related Resource

Iowa Department on Aging

Provide advocacy, educational, prevention and health promotion services for older Iowans. MORE >


See more: Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults