H.R.808 - Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] (Introduced 02/15/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/14/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||On 11/16/2005, a motion was filed to discharge the Rules Committee from consideration of H.Res.271 a resolution providing for the consideration of H.R.808. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 109-3: text with signatures.)|
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Introduced in House (02/15/2005)
[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 808 Introduced in House (IH)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 808 To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as dependency and indemnity compensation. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2005 Mr. Brown of South Carolina (for himself, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Calvert, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Filner, Mr. Foley, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Holt, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mr. Terry, Mr. Wolf, and Ms. Woolsey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the offset from surviving spouse annuities under the military Survivor Benefit Plan for amounts paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as 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 DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION OFFSET FROM SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN SURVIVING SPOUSE ANNUITIES. (a) Repeal.--Subsections (c), (e), and (k) of section 1450 of title 10, United States Code, and subsection (c)(2) of section 1451 of such title are repealed. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a)-- (1) shall take effect on the later of October 1, 2005, and the date of the enactment of this Act; and (2) shall apply with respect to payment of annuities under subchapter II of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code, for months beginning on or after that date. (c) Recoupment of Certain Amounts Previously Refunded to SPB Recipients.--(1) A surviving spouse who is in receipt of an SBP annuity that is in effect before the date specified in subsection (b) and that is adjusted by reason of the amendments made by subsection (a) and who had previously received an SBP retired pay refund shall repay an amount determined under paragraph (2). Any such repayment shall be made in the same manner as a repayment under subsection (k)(2) of section 1450 of title 10, United States Code, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) The amount of a repayment under paragraph (1) shall be the amount that bears the same ratio to the amount of that refund as the surviving spouse's life expectancy (determined in accordance with standard actuarial practices) bears to the anticipated total duration of the annuity (determined as the sum of such life expectancy and the duration of the annuity already received). (3) In this subsection: (A) The term ``SBP annuity'' means an annuity under the program established under subchapter II of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code. (B) The term ``SBP retired pay refund'' means a refund under subsection (e) of section 1450 of title 10, United States Code, as in effect before the date specified in subsection (b). <all>