New efforts in Congress to abolish The Widows Tax

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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.

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