Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Important New Policy Advancements

Recent weeks have brought some exciting policy progress for LGBT older adults. First, the ACL (Administration for Community Living) issued guidance to its grantees that they must now follow a "place of celebration rule" and consider the terms "spouse", "family", and "relative" as being inclusive of same-sex married couples. This guideline from the Federal level will have a huge impact--read more about it here 

Second, new legislation has been put forward that would force Social Security to pay same-sex spouses survivor benefits.Read more about it here.

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