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Same Sex Marriage FAQs

The NJ Dept of Health recently updated their website to clarify that out of state same sex marriages will be recognized in NJ. That information along with more about same sex marriage in NJ is available on the state DOH website FAQ page.  Click on the link below to learn more.  If you still have questions, please email us at contact@gardenstateequality.org

http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/faq.shtml#ssm

GENERAL INFORMATION

Once married, same-sex couples receive a list of benefits.  Here is an overview of some of them.  

http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/03/for_gay_couples_marriage_changes_everything_financially.html

SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/people/same-sexcouples/

Social Security FAQs

TAXES FAQ

Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples. 

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Treasury-and-IRS-Announce-That-All-Legal-Same-Sex-Marriages-Will-Be-Recognized-For-Federal-Tax-Purposes;-Ruling-Provides-Certainty,-Benefits-and-Protections-Under-Federal-Tax-Law-for-Same-Sex-Married-Couples

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This is another step HHS is taking in response to the June 26, 2013 Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, which held section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, Medicare is no longer prevented by DOMA from recognizing same-sex marriages for determining entitlement to, or eligibility, for Medicare.  Read more below:

http://medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/same-sex-marriage.html