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Benefits for Same-Sex Domestic Partners

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Same-sex domestic partners are now eligible to receive certain types of Federal benefits, due to recent changes in government-wide executive branch regulations by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The following two tables summarize the major Federal benefits programs, and whether or not there is eligibility for certain benefits, as of spring 2013.

Because this area of human resources is changing, employees and retired annuitants are encouraged to visit OPM’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website on this topic:

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