AMPA Benefits Guide to LGB Military Families

The American Military Partner Association has prepared the below documents to help educate our families and lawmakers.  Take some time to read through these and educate yourself.

AMPA Benefits Guide to LGB Military Families

The American Military Partner Association prepared this Benefits Guide to assist lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) servicemembers and their families. This Guide provides an overview of the benefits available to current servicemembers and their families. It does not discuss veteran’s benefits and does not replace any legal or financial advice. You should consult with your military personnel office, attorney, or financial planner if you have specific questions.

DOMA Hinders Benefits to Military Families – A Summary for Lawmakers

Accompanying the above Benefits Guide, the American Military Partner Association also prepared this summary of benefits to show lawmakers the inequalities LGB servicemembers and their families still face. LGB servicemembers and their families remain unable to receive all military benefits while serving together with their unit’s heterosexual servicemembers and their opposite-sex spouses because of DOMA as well as out-dated Defense Department regulations.

Find other resources listed on our Resources Page.

Please note:  These guides use the abbreviation LGB; the T is excluded because the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal did not impact the status of transgendered individuals which military regulations bar from serving.