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  • How long do ex-presidents get Secret Service protection?

  • How long do ex ex-presidents get Secret Service protection? Under the original Former Presidents Act, former presidents and their families were entitled to lifetime protection. In 1994, this period was reduced to 10 years, but President Barack Obama enacted legislation reversing this limit and reinstating lifetime protection.

  • Does the Secret Service have 24/7 protection?

  • The U.S. Secret Service provides 24/7 protection for U.S. presidents and vice-presidents as well as their spouses and children, including adult children. The agency also provides protection to visiting heads of state or government, former presidents and their families and other distinguished foreign visitors.

  • Can the president or vice president decline Secret Service protection?

  • While in office, neither the president nor the vice president can decline Secret Service protection, but their spouses and adult children can. Almost all presidential families have accepted full Secret Service protection for as long as the law allows.

  • How many Secret Service agents does a former president have?

  • The number of Secret Service agents for the protection of former presidents varies. A president who has only recently retired generally gets several agents assigned to them. But as a former president gets out of the spotlight more and time passes, the number of agents decreases until they are left with just one.