Marriage Equality and Veteran’s Spousal Benefits

  Much like the Social Security benefits we discussed in our last post, a patchwork of federal and state laws affected a married couple’s eligibility for veteran’s spousal benefits. After the Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor struck down a law which had barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, veteran’s spousal benefits became available to many same-sex spouses. However, many couples still were and are deemed ineligible for benefits based on the … [Read more...]