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SBP DIC Offset
Repeal the SBP DIC Offset
Bill # H.R.32
Joe Wilson (R-SC 2nd)
Cosponsor Total: 127
(last sponsor added 05/22/2013)
About This Legislation:
Under current law, the surviving spouse of an active or retired servicemember who dies from a service-caused condition is entitled to $1215/mo in Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Veteran's Administration. If the military retiree was also enrolled in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), DIC is deducted from the surviving spouse's SBP annuity.
This bill would repeal the offset of DIC payments from SBP annuities, in the belief that when service caused the death, the VA indemnity payment should be added to the normal SBP annuity, not subtracted from it.
Detailed, up-to-date bill status information on H.R.32.