Va Allows Same-sex Burial In Oregon

In what's believed to be the first case of its kind, the same-sex spouse of a member of the military will be buried in a national cemetery.

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    Veterans Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Post-DOMA. ... This means that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now must treat same-sex married couples the same as opposite-sex married couples when providing veterans benefits. ... These benefits include reimbursement for burial expenses, burial in a national cemetery, and bereavement counseling. ...
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  • VA Provides Guidance to Same-Sex Married Couples Seeking ...
    VA Provides Guidance to Same-Sex Married Couples Seeking Benefits. June 20, 2014. Print Version (MS Word) WASHINGTON -- After close consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing guidance to same-sex married couples on the benefits and services to which they are entitled under current laws and regulations.
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  • Burial Benefits
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  • How to Apply for a Veterans Burial Allowance
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  • Important Information on Marriage
    A:VA will require the same evidence for claims and applications involving same-sex marriage as claims based on opposite-sex marriage.Generally, VA will accept a claimant's or applicant's assertion that he or she is married as sufficient evidence to establish a Veteran's marriage for the purpose of VA benefits and services.
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