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Gay military couples still denied veterans benefits

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June and the Department of Defense announced plans to extend spousal benefits to gay veterans in August, but according to a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs obtained by the Washington Blade, same-sex military couples will remain barred from receiving veterans’ spousal […]

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Military retirement pays veterans benefits and divorce creates tax confusion

English: Great Seal of the State of Alabama (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The way tax rules interact with divorce rules is complicated enough. Add the rules of military retirement and it can get very confusing. In the case of Elmer Nuss, it seems like the Alabama DOR Administrative Law Division has come up with a reasonable […]

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VA Grants Up to One Year of Retroactive Benefits to Veterans > Air Force > Article display

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced yesterday that veterans who file a fully developed original application for a service-related disability award may be eligible for up to one year of retroactive disability benefits. The retroactive benefits, which are effective from August 6, 2013 through August 5, 2015, are the […]