I am a retired employee of GTE/Verizon, I am 66 years old and have been retired from Verizon for more that 6 years. I am a hart patient for the last 4 years and have severe RA.This last April the company requested proof that my wife was married to me and if I did not reply that they would drop her as a dependent. She is my second wife and we married in 2000 I sent to them the marrage cert that was given to me when we married, that was not good enough for them, so I sent them a copy of a letter from the IRS sent to both of us, that was not good eather. So I mailed them a copy of our 2011 income tax, they said that the can't read it. They have given me until this friday to prove that I am married. I went to the court house yesterday and paid for a copie of our marrage application and sent it off, they have not responded yet. Have my rights been violated and could I bring leagal action against them?Thank youBill Klem
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
sent all the doc I can find to prove that we are married
Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be assisting you. The marriage license would be more than enough proof to establish the marriage. You can also request in writing the specific document(s) they require to establish the marriage, so you don't have to jump through hoops. If they drop your wife from coverage, you should have a clear cause of action against them. At this point, however, until they make that decision, legal action would most likely be premature. To have a valid legal action against someone, you want to be able to establish and prove "damages." You will be clearly damaged if they make the decision to terminate her coverage.
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