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

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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:


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