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Frequently Asked Questions Benefits for LGBT Federal Employees and Annuitants

Can a retired Federal gay Employee change their status from single to married if they get married? I have been with my partner for 30 years and retired in 1996. Only recently has our state allowed gay marriages.

Yes. If you are a retiree under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employee Retirement System, contact OPM to make changes to your retirement based on your marriage.

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