There are new efforts in Congress to abolish The Widow’s Tax.
The term refers to a 1972 law that stops widows of fallen service members from collecting funds from both a compensation fund run by the VA and a defense department survivors benefit plan their deceased spouse had paid into.
Under the current rules, every dollar a spouse gets from the VA, they lose a dollar of survivor benefits.
Now there’s a bipartisan campaign to fix the problem.
More than 70 senators support the plan and hundreds of members of the house back a similar idea.