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The Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

H.R. 32: Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

Summary: 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. (More Info)

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Agent Orange Legacy 10,974 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

This bill would repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of survivors Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. This bill is in accordance with a longstanding DAV resolution, passed each year by the delegates to our National Convention. H.R. 32 has 19 cosponsors and was referred to the House Armed Services Committee on January 3, 2013

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

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.

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Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

5-03-13 - Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) has introduced legislation (S. 734) that would eliminate the SBP/DIC offset for widows and widowers of service members. Currently, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is offset, dollar-for-dollar, by the amount of Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). This bill would eliminate this so-called “widow’s tax” for approximately 60,000 widows and widowers of our U.S. service members.

In January, Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, introduced a similar measure (H.R. 32) in the ...

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