H.R.2004 - Give Surviving Spouses of Veterans a Chance to Remarry Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] (Introduced 06/20/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/25/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2004 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/20/1997)
Give Surviving Spouses of Veterans a Chance to Remarry Act of 1997 - Makes a remarried surviving spouse of a veteran eligible for reinstatement of dependency and indemnity compensation if the remarriage is terminated by death or divorce, unless the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines that the divorce was secured through fraud by the surviving spouse or collusion.
Provides that if the surviving spouse of a veteran ceases living with another person and holding himself or herself out openly to the public as that person's spouse, the bar to such compensation shall not apply.