H.R.775 - Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] (Introduced 01/28/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/15/2010 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Jones. Petition No: 111-10.|
|Notes:||On 3/15/2010, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Armed Services from consideration of H.R.775. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 111-10: text with signatures.)|
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Summary: H.R.775 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act - Repeals certain provisions which require the offset of amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation from Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities for the surviving spouses of former military personnel who are entitled to military retired pay or who would be entitled to retired pay except for being under 60 years of age.
Introduced in House (01/28/2009)
Prohibits requiring repayment of certain amounts previously paid to SBP recipients in the form of a retired pay refund.
Repeals the optional authority of (and instead requires) the Secretary of the military department concerned to pay an annuity to a member's dependent children when there is no eligible surviving spouse.
Directs the Secretary concerned to restore annuity eligibility to a surviving spouse who earlier agreed to transfer such eligibility to a surviving child or children of a member.