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S. 1266 would eliminate the remarriage age for survivors in receipt of Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC).

The payment of DIC benefits was intended to provide surviving spouses with the means to maintain some semblance of economic stability for themselves and their families following the death of their veteran. For decades, surviving spouses were no longer eligible for DIC benefits if they remarried prior to the age of 57. Then in 2021, the remarriage age was lowered to 55.

Removing the remarriage age for surviving spouses has been a long-standing issue for DAV. In accordance with DAV Resolution No. 162, we strongly support the Love Lives On Act. Surviving spouses that are currently in receipt of DIC benefits should not have to worry about losing their benefits if they remarry before the age of 55.

Please use the prepared email to contact your Senators urging them to co-sponsor and support S. 1266. On April 26, 2023, DAV testified in support of the Love Lives On Act, noting the need to ensure that dependents and survivors of service-disabled veterans are properly cared for and have the resources they need.

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