Thursday, November 12, 2009

President Signs Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

Washington, DC President Obama signed The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act today. The bill allows a military spouse who relocates out of a state with their service member under military orders to have the option to claim the same state of domicile as their active duty spouse, regardless of where they are stationed.

In a release by Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission, they stated: “By signing the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act, the President is easing the cumbersome bureaucratic hurdles that military spouses are forced to endure with every relocation. From the mounds of paperwork to determining difference in state tax procedures, each time a military family moves to a different state, the spouse was subject to unnecessary and often expensive changes. Military spouses and their families serve and sacrifice with their troops every day."

Congressman John Carter and Senator Richard Burr were the sponsors of this bill.

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