TN 5 (08-11)
Entitlement to parent's benefits will not terminate if the marriage is to an individual
entitled to benefits as a:
mother or father;
disabled adult child; or
The provision in RS 00209.005A in this section does not apply to cases of initial entitlement after marriage. The
provision applies only if the marriage occurred in a month of entitlement.
Void marriages do not affect entitlement to benefits or terminate them except where
such marriage constitutes a putative marriage in Louisiana. A Louisiana putative marriage
will bar entitlement to parent's benefits for months prior to the termination of the
putative relationship by acquisition of knowledge of the defective relationship. Such
marriage will terminate parent's benefits, subject to re-entitlement for months beginning
with the termination of the putative relationship. For more information on void marriages,
see GN 00305.125.
A putative marriage in any other State that recognizes such marriages will not bar
entitlement to parent's benefits.
A voidable marriage is an annulled marriage that does not necessarily preclude entitlement
to, and may permit re-entitlement of, benefits under certain conditions. For more
information on voidable marriages, see GN 00305.130.
For instructions about same-sex marriage policy, see GN 00210.100.