S.979 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 04/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.979 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/16/2015)
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 would be entitled to such pay, except for being under 60 years of age.
Prohibits recoupment by the Secretary of Defense 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.