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S.1573: Military Family Relief Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Jon Tester, D-Mont.|
|Total Cosponsors||4 (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)|
|Introduced||Oct. 16, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Oct. 30, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Military Family Relief Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay temporary (not to exceed six months) dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) to the surviving spouse of a veteran if, at the time of death, the veteran was in receipt of or entitled to receive compensation for a service-connected disability rated as total for at least one year preceding the veteran's death.
Authorizes the payment to such survivor, for the same period, of any veteran's pension that the deceased was receiving at the time of death, without regard to the annual income and net worth of the surviving spouse.
Allows a surviving spouse who is entitled to pension or DIC under any other VA provision to be paid the amount by which such pension or DIC exceeds the amount of pension paid under this Act.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Oct. 30, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
|Oct. 16, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|