To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of veterans dependency and indemnity compensation.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act''.
SEC. 2. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT OF REDUCTION OF SBP SURVIVOR ANNUITIES BY DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION.
(a) Repeal.-- (1) Repeal.--Subchapter II of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code, is amended as follows: (A) In section 1450, by striking subsection (c). (B) In section 1451(c)-- (i) by striking paragraph (2); and (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively. (2) Conforming amendments.--Such subchapter is further amended as follows: (A) In section 1450-- (i) by striking subsection (e); and (ii) by striking subsection (k). (B) In section 1451(g)(1), by striking subparagraph (C). (C) In section 1452-- (i) in subsection (f)(2), by striking ``does not apply--'' and all that follows and inserting ``does not apply in the case of a deduction made through administrative error.''; and (ii) by striking subsection (g). (D) In section 1455(c), by striking ``, 1450(k)(2),''. (b) Prohibition on Retroactive Benefits.--No benefits may be paid to any person for any period before the effective date provided under subsection (f) by reason of the amendments made by subsection (a). (c) Prohibition on Recoupment...