H.R.553: Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

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318 (174 Democrats, 144 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act This bill updates the Department of Defense's Survivor Benefit Plan and how it operates in relation to other benefits. The plan currently provides a monthly annuity (based on a percentage of a service member's retirement pay) to an eligible beneficiary upon the death of the service member. Currently, if a surviving spouse is also entitled to dependency and indemnity compensation, the annuity paid under the...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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There are 7 statements associated with H.R.553.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 16
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Wilson (SC).
Jan. 24
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Jan. 15
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Jan. 15

Introduced in the House by Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

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