S.2585 - Military Widows and Surviving Children Benefits Restoration Act97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cranston, Alan [D-CA] (Introduced 05/27/1982)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/27/1982 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2585 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/27/1982)
Military Widows and Surviving Children Benefits Restoration Act - Directs the Secretary of the military department concerned to make monthly payments equivalent to the child's insurance benefit under the Social Security Act before the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 to certain children between the ages of 18 and 22 attending institutions of higher learning. Limits eligibility for such payments to children of veterans who died on active duty or from a service-connected disability. Directs the Secretary to make a lump-sum payment to persons who would have been entitled to such payments one month before the effective date of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the military department concerned to make monthly payments to the surviving spouse of such veteran in the amount such spouse would have received under the Social Security Act were she caring for a child under 16 (when such child is actually between 16 and 18 years of age). Directs the Secretary to make a lump-sum payment to persons who would have been entitled to such payments one month before the effective date of this Act.
Directs the Secretary concerned to notify each member of the armed forces that his or her dependents will be ineligible for such benefits should the member die after the applicable date, in no case later than August 13, 1983.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide the Secretary concerned with information necessary to carry out this Act.