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Text of To provide a minimum survivor annuity for the unremarried surviving spouses of retired members of the Armed Forces who died ...

...Forces who died before having an opportunity to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan.

This bill was introduced on March 1, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 1090 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1090

To provide a minimum survivor annuity for the unremarried surviving spouses of retired members of the Armed Forces who died before having an opportunity to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 1995

Mr. BILIRAKIS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on National Security


A BILL

To provide a minimum survivor annuity for the unremarried surviving spouses of retired members of the Armed Forces who died before having an opportunity to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ANNUITIES FOR CERTAIN MILITARY SURVIVING SPOUSES.

    (a) SURVIVOR ANNUITY- (1) The Secretary concerned shall pay an annuity to the qualified surviving spouse of any member of the uniformed services who--

      (A) died before March 21, 1974, and was entitled to retired or retainer or retainer pay on the date of death; or

      (B) was a member of a reserve component, died during the period beginning on September 21, 1972, and ending on October 1, 1978, and at the time of death would have been entitled to retired pay under chapter 67 of the title 10, United States Code, but for the fact he was under 60 years of age.

    (2) A qualified surviving spouse for purposes of this section is a surviving spouse who has not remarried and who is not eligible for an annuity under section 4 of Public Law 92-425 (10 U.S.C. 1448 note).

    (b) AMOUNT OF ANNUITY- (1) An annuity payable under this section shall be paid at the rate of $165 per month, as adjusted from time to time under paragraph (3).

    (2) An annuity paid to a surviving spouse under this section shall be reduced by the amount of any dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) to which the surviving spouse is entitled under section 1311(a) of title 38, United States Code.

    (3) Whenever retired or retainer pay is increased under section 1401a(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, each annuity that is payable under this section shall be increased at the same time and by the same total percent. The amount of the increase shall be based on the monthly annuity payable before any reduction under this section.

    (c) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section:

      (1) The terms ‘uniformed services’ and ‘Secretary concerned’ have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of title 37, United States Code.

      (2) The term ‘surviving spouse’ has the meaning given the terms ‘widow’ and ‘widower’ in paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively, of section 1447 of title 10, United States Code.

    (d) EFFECTIVE DATE- Annuities under this section shall be paid for months beginning after the month in which this Act is enacted. No benefit shall accrue to any person by reason of the enactment of this section for any period before the first month referred to in the preceding sentence. No benefit shall be paid to any person under this section unless an application for such benefit is filed with the Secretary concerned by or on behalf of such person.