The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it will extend earned benefits to spouses and children of all veterans in all same-sex marriages following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing the unions nationwide. The decision lifts restrictions on benefits to VA guaranteed home loans, survivor benefits and burial rights. Thousands of veterans may be affected. VA says pending benefit-claims cases involving same-sex marriage will be placed on temporarily hold until the new guidance can be disseminated.
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