Congress is currently considering several bills which would have a positive impact on the lives military spouses and their families.
S. 260 and HR 178 – Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), recently introduced S. 260 (the companion bill to Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) "Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act" - HR 178) would eliminate the so-called “Widow’s Tax" - otherwise known as the SBP Offset. The bill would permit a military widow(er) to receive Survivor’s Benefits Plan payments without being subjected to the offset by Dependency Indemnification Compensation (DIC).
H.R. 687 – The "Military Spouse Employment Act," introduced by John Carter (R-TX), would offer employers a tax credit for hiring spouses of members of the Armed Forces on extended active duty for more than 90 days.