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U.S. Federal Regulations
Triggered by Legal Marriage - 2003

© October 23, 2005, Demian


Partners Task Force compiled the following list of federal marriage regulations from results of a search for the words “marriage” and “wedding” in the United Sates Code Database on Search EnviroText Datasets (ciir.cs.umass.edu).

United States Code
Title/USC/Section

5 — Administrative Personnel
5 USC 8331
    Definitions.
5 USC 8339
    Computation of annuity.
5 USC 8341 — Government Organization and Employees
    Survivor annuities.
5 USC 8416
    Survivor reduction for a current spouse.
5 USC 8417 — Government Organization and Employees
    Survivor reduction for a former spouse.
5 USC 8441 — Government Organization and Employees
    Definitions.
5 USC 8442
    Rights of a widow or widower.
5 USC 8901
    Definitions.
5 USC 8905 — Government Organization and Employees
    Election of coverage.

7 — Agriculture
7 USC 1308
    Limitation on payments under wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, extra
    long staple cotton, honey, and rice programs for 1987 through 1990 crops.
7 USC 1922
    Persons eligible for loans.
7 USC 1941
    Persons eligible for loans.

8 — Aliens and Nationality
8 USC Ch. 12
    Immigration and Nationality.
8 USC 1101
    Definitions.
8 USC 1154
    Procedure for granting immigrant status.
8 USC 1182
    Excludable aliens.
8 USC 1184
    Admission of nonimmigrants.
8 USC 1186a
    Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien
    spouses and sons and daughters.
8 USC 1251
    Deportable aliens.
8 USC 1255
    Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted
    for permanent residence.
8 USC 1325
    Improper entry by alien.
8 USC 1435
    Former citizens regaining citizenship.
8 USC 1489
    Application of treaties; exceptions.

10 — Energy
10 USC 1079 — Armed Forces
    Contracts for medical care for spouses and children: plans.
10 USC 1408 — Armed Forces
    Payment of retired or retainer pay in compliance with court orders.
10 USC 1447
    Definitions.
10 USC 1448
    Application of Plan.
10 USC 1450
    Payment of annuity: beneficiaries.
10 USC 1458
    Supplemental spouse coverage: eligible participants; elections of coverage.

15 — Commerce and Foreign Trade
15 USC 1691d
    Applicability of other laws.

18 — Conservation of Power and Water Resources
18 USC 1169
    Reporting of child abuse.
18 USC 1921 — Crimes and Criminal Procedure
    Receiving Federal employees’ compensation after marriage.

20 — Employees’ Benefits
20 USC 1087
    Family contribution for dependent students.

22 — Foreign Relations
22 USC Ch. 52
    Foreign service.
22 USC 4044 — Foreign Relations and Intercourse
    Definitions.
22 USC 4046 — Foreign Relations and Intercourse
    Computation of annuities.
22 USC 4054
    Former spouses.
22 USC 4069a
    Retirement benefits for certain former spouses.
22 USC 4069b
    Survivor benefits for certain former spouses.
22 USC 4069c — Foreign Relations and Intercourse
    Health benefits for certain former spouses.
22 USC 4069c—1
    Health benefits for certain former spouses.
22 USC 4071j
    Former spouses.

25 — Indians
25 USC Ch. 5 — Indians
    Protection of Indians.
25 USC 183
    Marriage of white men to Indian women; evidence.
25 USC 184
    Rights of children born of marriages between white men and Indian women.
25 USC 1621h
    Mental health prevention and treatment services.
25 USC 3202
    Definitions.

26 — Internal Revenue
26 USC 21  
    Expenses for household and dependent care services necessary
    for gainful employment.
26 USC 22
    Credit for the elderly and the permanently and totally disabled.
26 USC 71
    Alimony and separate maintenance payments.
26 USC 213
    Medical, dental, etc., expenses.
26 USC 219
    Retirement savings.
26 USC 417
    Definitions and special rules for purposes of
    minimum survivor annuity requirements.
26 USC 1041
    Transfers of property between spouses or incident to divorce.
26 USC 2651
    Generation assignment.
26 USC 3402
    Income tax collected at source.
26 USC 6013
    Joint returns of income tax by husband and wife.
26 USC 7448
    Annuities to surviving spouses and dependent children of judges.

28 — Judicial Administration
28 USC APPENDIX — Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
    Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial.
28 USC APPENDIX — Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
    Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable.
28 USC 376
    Annuities for survivors of certain judicial officials of the United States.

37 — Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
37 USC 423 — Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services
    Validity of allowance payments based on purported marriages.

38 — Pensions, Bonuses and Veterans’ Relief
38 USC 101 
    Definitions.
38 USC 103 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Special provisions relating to marriages.
38 USC 1102 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Special provisions relating to surviving spouses.
38 USC 1304 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Special provisions relating to surviving spouses.
38 USC 1318 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled
    at time of death.
38 USC 1532 — Veterans’ Benefits — Wars Before World War I
    Surviving spouses of Civil War veterans.
38 USC 1534 — Veterans’ Benefits — Wars Before World War I
    Surviving spouses of Indian War veterans.
38 USC 1536 — Veterans’ Benefits — Wars Before World War I
    Surviving spouses of Spanish—American War veterans.
38 USC 1541
    Surviving spouses of veterans of a period of war.
38 USC 1712A — Veterans’ Benefits
    Eligibility for readjustment counseling and related mental health services.
38 USC 5110 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Effective dates of awards.
38 USC 5112 — Veterans’ Benefits
    Effective dates of reductions and discontinuances.
38 USC 7297
    Survivor annuities.

42 — Public Health
42 USC Ch. 7 — Social Security
    Social Security
42 USC 295p — The Public Health and Welfare
    Definitions.
42 USC 402
    Old—age and survivors insurance benefit payments.
42 USC 403
    Reduction of insurance benefits.
42 USC 405
    Evidence, procedure, and certification for payments.
42 USC 416 — The Public Health and Welfare
    Additional definitions.
42 USC 422
    Rehabilitation services.

43 — Public Lands: Interior
43 USC 166 to 175
    Repealed. Pub. L. 94—579, title VII, 702, Oct. 21, 1976

45 — Public Welfare
45 USC 231a
    Annuity eligibility requirements.

48 — Federal Acquisition Regulations System
48 USC 736 — Territories and Insular Possessions
    Puerto Rican law modified.

50 — Wildlife Fisheries
50 USC APPENDIX — War and National Defense War Claims Act July 3, 1948, Title II
    Nationality of claimants.
50 USC APPENDIX — War and National Defense 9
    Claims to property transferred to custodian; notice of claim; filing;
    return of property; suits to recover; sale of claimed property in
    time of war or during national emergency.
50 USC APPENDIX — War and National Defense 32
    Return of property.
50 USC 403p
    Health benefits for certain former spouses of
    Central Intelligence Agency employees.
50 USC APPENDIX — War and National Defense 456
    Deferments and exemptions from training and service.
50 USC 2001
    Definitions relating to the system.
50 USC 2002 — War and National Defense
    Definitions relating to participants and annuitants.
50 USC APPENDIX — War and National Defense 2017c
    Nationality of claimants.
50 USC 2031 — War and National Defense
    Computation of annuities.
50 USC 2032 — War and National Defense
    Annuities for former spouses.
50 USC 2034
    Survivor annuity for certain other former spouses.
50 USC 2035
    Retirement annuity for certain former spouses.
50 USC 2154 — War and National Defense
    Special rules for former spouses.

The following list, based on a search of the word “marriage,” was gleaned from the Code of Federal Regulations also located at the House of Representatives Internet Law Library.

Title/CFR/Section
8 CFR 204.1
    Petition.
8 CFR 204.2
    Documents.
19 CFR 222.35
    Relationship as stepchild.
20 CFR 410.360
    Determination of dependency; widow.
20 CFR 416.1802
    Effects of marriage on eligibility and amount of benefits.
20 CFR 416.1821
    Showing that you are married when you apply for SSI.
20 CFR 416.1826
    Showing that you are not married when you apply for SSI.
22 CFR 19.2
    Definitions.
22 CFR 305.2
    Eligibility.
25 CFR 1.1(i)-1T
    Questions and answers relating to the tax on unearned income
    and certain minor children.
25 CFR 1.2-2
    Definitions and special rules.
25 CFR 1.2-2
    Definitions and special rules.
25 CFR 1.3-1
    Application of optional tax.
25 CFR 1.37-3
    Credit for individuals under age 65 who have public retirement system income.
25 CFR 1.4-3
    Husband and wife filing separate returns.
25 CFR 1.4-3
    Husband and wife filing separate returns.
25 CFR 1.42A-1
    General tax credit for taxable years ending after December 31, 1975,
    and before January 1, 1979.
25 CFR 1.43-1
    Earned income credit for taxable years beginning before January 1, 1979.
25 CFR 1.43-2
    Earned income credit for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1978.
25 CFR 1.43-1
    Earned income credit for taxable years beginning before January 1, 1979.
25 CFR 1.43-2
    Earned income credit for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1978.
25 CFR 1.44A-2
    Limitations on amount creditable.
25 CFR 1.44A-3
    Special rules applicable to married individuals.
25 CFR 1.44A-3
    Special rules applicable to married individuals.
25 CFR 1.44A-2
    Limitations on amount creditable.
26 CFR 1.121-5
    Special rules.
26 CFR 1.121-2
    Limitations.
26 CFR 1.141-1
    Standard deduction.
26 CFR 1.143-1
    Determination of marital status.
26 CFR 1.153-1
    Determination of marital status.
26 CFR 1.179-2
    Dollar limitation.
26 CFR 1.213-1
    Medical, dental, etc., expenses.
26 CFR 1.214-1
    Expenses for the care of certain dependents incurred during taxable years
    beginning before January 1, 1972.
26 CFR 1.214A-4
    Special rules applicable to married individuals.
26 CFR 1.214A-1
    Certain expenses to enable individuals to be gainfully employed incurred during
    taxable years beginning after December 31, 1971, and before January 1, 1976.
26 CFR 1.401(a)-11
    Qualified joint and survivor annuities.
26 CFR 1.401(a)-20
    Requirements of qualified joint and survivor annuity and qualified
    preretirement survivor annuity.
26 CFR 1.442-1
    Change of annual accounting period.
26 CFR 1.6012-1
    Individuals required to make returns of income.
26 CFR 1.6013-6
    Election to treat nonresident alien individual as resident of the United States.
26 CFR 1.6015(a)-1
    Declaration of estimated income tax by individuals.
26 CFR 31.3402(c)-1
    Wage bracket withholding.
26 CFR 31.3402(f)(1)-1
    Withholding exemptions.
26 CFR 31.3402(g)-1
    Supplemental wage payments.
26 CFR 31.3402(l)-1
    Determination and disclosure of marital status.
26 CFR 35.3405-1
    Questions and answers relating to withholding on pensions, annuities,
    and certain other deferred income.
28 CFR 551.12
    Eligibility to marry.
28 CFR 551.13
    Application to marry.
29 CFR 1604.4
    Discrimination against married women.
32 CFR 199.3
    Eligibility.
34 CFR 668.56
    Items to be verified.
34 CFR 668.57
    Acceptable documentation.
34 CFR 682.830
    Audit standards.
38 CFR 3.54
    Marriage dates.
38 CFR 3.54
    Marriage dates.
38 CFR 3.551
    Reduction because of hospitalization.
38 CFR 3.551
    Reduction because of hospitalization.
41 CFR 50.210
41 CFR 302-11.13
    Source references.
43 CFR 2511.1



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