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For Gold Star families, the ultimate sacrifice comes heavily taxed

8 Nov 2019 5:03 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

For Gold Star families, the ultimate sacrifice comes heavily taxed. Excerpt:

For every dollar she received from the VA benefit, her casualty assistance officer told her, it would be deducted from the Survivor Benefit Plan payments, an offset referred to as “the widow’s tax.”

It affects an estimated 65,000 Americans whose service member spouses died as a result of their service in conflicts dating back to World War II.

Read the article published on Fox2Now St. Louis.

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