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Old 05-02-2019, 07:12 AM
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Exclamation Action Alert: Tell Congress to End the Widow's Tax Now!

Action Alert: Tell Congress to End the Widow's Tax Now!
By: VFW Action Corps
RE: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ta...sBBhXvfgMvJgCR

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Background: More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly penalized because their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Similar to life insurance, the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is purchased through DOD by military retirees to ensure their surviving loved ones can maintain a modest standard of living. When service members or veterans die from injuries or illnesses related to their military service, survivors are eligible for VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). Despite the two payments being paid for two different reasons from two different federal departments, all monthly SBP retirement payments are reduced by $1,319 –– the current payout for DIC benefits. For many survivors, this offset completely eliminates their SBP payments and threatens their financial security. The recent tax law makes this situation worse by doubling the tax on dependents to whom parents transferred SBP benefits to avoid having to forfeit DIC benefits.

Take Action: Contact your members of Congress and urge them to end the injustice now! The message these aptly termed “Widow’s Tax” and “Kiddie Tax” sends to service members, veterans, and their families is that our government salutes their service while in uniform, but they cost too much if they die on active duty or from service-connected conditions.


CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION - Please show your support on social media:

Click this link: http://capwiz.com/vfw/issues/alert/?alertid=80639731

On Facebook (copy and paste): More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly penalized because their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. America must honor military survivors NOT tax them! Stand with the VFW and call on Congress to #AxeWidowsTax https://bit.ly/2LfrvGL.


Veteran Support Issues - please let them know we are unified in our request.

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