USA: The Top 15 Benefits Married Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Now Receive

Written by scott on July 13th, 2013

Taxes and LGBT CouplesNow that DOMA section 3 has been struck down, legally married gays and lesbians are eligible for 1,138 federal benefits they didn;t have access to before. LGBT Weekly runs down a list of some of the biggest:

Everyone knows that the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). That means married same-sex couples now qualify for the 1,100+ federal benefits that were previously denied to them. We can’t go through them all, so here are my top 15 benefits for married same-sex couples:

IRA and Roth IRA contributions can be made for a non-working spouse.

A deceased spouse’s retirement accounts such as 401(k)’s, 403(b)’s and IRA’s will now automatically transfer to the surviving spouse.

See the rest of the tips at the link above.

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