(Closed) Financial Advice for Same Sex Couples

posted 10 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

beanchar, thanks for posting this! let me see if i can help (or I might just make it worse…)

from beanchar

As a married heterosexual who marriage equality, I am a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC.)  Currently, they are running a program to help same-sex couples deal with the financial issues that can arise when their union is not recognized as a legal contract.

I have posted the text of the email I received regarding the program below.  If you are part of a GLBT couple, I hope this will be helpful and if you are just a supporter, I encourage you to pass the info on and to get involved with HRC

In every paycheck you’ve ever received, you’ve been contributing to Social Security. Imagine knowing that, should you die, your partner won’t receive the survivor benefits you’ve paid for.

Or imagine moving to another state, only to find that your partner will be kicked off of your health care plan.

Situations like these happen every day to GLBT people across the country. So HRC is launching a national effort TODAY to give same-sex couples and GLBT individuals the tools to navigate tax laws and ensure good financial decision-making.

HRC presents: 7 Days to a Better Financial You
Each weekday from now through April 15, we’ll address one of the significant financial issues facing same-sex couples and individuals. Through a variety of simple online resources, including a webchat on financial issues, we can help answer your questions and offer helpful ideas you might not have thought of.

How do I ensure that the right person makes financial and health decisions if I am unable?

Do I need to take extra steps to make sure my loved ones are provided for?

What do I need to know about tax laws as part of a same-sex couple?
Get started now!

As part of this great program, be sure to join us for a webchat with financial advisor and Advocatecontributor Joe Kapp and HRC Legal Director Lara Schwartz on Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. EST at http://www.hrc.org.

If you have specific questions that you would like to submit before the webchat, e-mail us at [email protected].

Same-sex couples are denied more than 1,100 federal benefits and protections available to married couples. The best way to navigate this obstacle course? Getting informed, and getting organized!


Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

Well, I appreciate your persistence, beanchar. I hope someone can use this info

Post # 6
24 posts

Thanks for the information…

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