Guidance on the Extension of Benefits to Married Gay and Lesbian Federal Employees, Annuitants, and Their Families

The federal Office of Personnel Management has made clear that benefits will be available for the lawful same-sex spouses of all federal employees without regard to whether the federal employee is living/working in a state recognizing same-sex marriage or not.  We are still awaiting guidance on other issues affecting married same-sex couples, such as income tax filing status and social security benefits.

For the full memorandum, see the attached:

http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=5700