Summary: H.R.1911 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1911. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/27/2019)

SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act

This bill expands benefits for survivors of members of the Armed Forces. Specifically, it

  • provides commissary and exchange privileges to a remarried former spouse;
  • provides continued eligibility for payment of an annuity to a spouse who remarries, including a surviving spouse who remarried before the age of 55 and before enactment of this bill;
  • allows payment of necessary expenses for the transportation of a decedent's remains to two locations (if the second is a national cemetery);
  • allows payment of financial assistance to civilian providers of child care or youth program services furnished to survivors of members who die in the line of duty while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training; and
  • provides continued eligibility of a remarried surviving spouse for payment of veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation, including a surviving spouse who remarried before the age of 57 and before enactment of this bill.