On behalf of the over 65,000 military widows who suffer this offset, thank you for cosponsoring HR553/S622 to end the offset/military widows tax. Please help
find funding! SBP is an optional pension annuity benefit military retirees pay for with monthly premiums and their lives of service. In cases where the VA accepts responsibility for actually causing the heroes death, they award DIC (a flat rate indemnity payment), but then they basically rob from the pension annuity to fund it. These are 2 separate benefits for two different purposes, and only the military widow suffers this offset (subtraction). Thank you for honoring our heroes by ending this offset to their families.