Social security wants proof of marriage. What is a marriage certificate?

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  • 6 months ago

    That piece of paper you got when you got your marriage license that who ever married you signed and turned into the state that you got a certified copy of.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    the minister who preforms the marriage fills one out FOR THE GOVERNMENT ................

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    a marriage certificate is a certificate of marriage

  • 6 months ago

    If you were married, you'd know what a marriage certificate is. Sounds like social security has a reason to be suspicious.

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  • 6 months ago

    A marriage certificate is secured from the state when two people marry. Liabilities for one another and legal status for married people is substantially different than unmarried people. The certificate is necessary to confirm or prove that the marriage is legally valid and the married couple, in fact, has the legal status of being married.

  • 6 months ago

    It is the certificate that was issued to you by the county you got married in when you got married in order to legalize the marriage. If you never got a marriage license and certificate, you are not legally married.

  • 6 months ago

    A marriage certificate is a piece of paper that says you are married. It is usually attached to the marriage license, which gives the legal names of the people getting married, their ages and residences, and often the names of their parents. The license is sworn and signed by the people getting married, and then approved and signed by a court official.

    After the license is approved, then the the couple get married. This can be right after they get the license, or even a few months afterwards. The person performing the marriage (a minister, judge, or sometimes a military officer) signs the certificate of marriage, often the marriage witnesses also sign. Then the completed certificate is returned to the court that gave out the license.

    An official copy of the certificate is given to the couple getting married.

    In some places, you don't need a marriage license. You just live together, and tell everybody that you are married. In that case, the two of you will need to swear out a notarized affidavit that you are married, and file this with the local court. The Social Security Administration will also need affidavits from two of your friends. Some places, the court will then give you a marriage certificate. Other places, the affidavits themselves are the marriage certificate. You might have to do this if you have a common-law marriage from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington DC, Alabama, Rhode Island, or Oklahoma. Or if your common-law marriage was from a foreign country, such as many parts of the Caribbean.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    You need to register that you are married with the government, in truth the "certificate" is a binding contract to merge assets so that you can receive certain government benefits.

    A Marriage CEREMONY is absolutely worthless and does nothing. You don't need a priest, rabbi, or any holyman involved... just a public notary to sign off that you and your significant other are not under duress and willingly agree to the terms of the contract.

    Should take only one afternoon, both you and your significant other just need to stop by the courthouse and sign in front of a notary. Mail the certificate in and you're done.

    • 6 months agoReport

      wrong about me being wrong, wrong dude

  • 6 months ago

    So you tried to pull a fast one on social security and got caught. If you were married you would know what it was

  • John P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It is the piece of paper handed to the couple after the marriage ceremony, and usually later held by the bride, which states that a legal marriage ceremony has been gone through by the couple, as signed on the paper by the priest or legal person etc who performs the ceremony, and signed by the couple, and by witnesses. The exact wording on the certificate varies from country to country, but it is usually obvious what the certificate states.

    • 6 months agoReport

      Seriously, there is no legal requirement to have a ceremony. The marriage IS the certificate.

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