On May 5, 2009 US Representative Buyer and US Representative Walz introduced HR 2243 with 25 original co-sponsors. This bill will increase the amount of Death Indemnity Compensation (DIC widow's benefits) that surviving spouses of America's war dead and veterans receive. The bill will increase the DIC from 41% to 55% of the amount of VA Compensation a 100 percent disabled veteran receives or about $300 per month.
Please contact your Representative and ask him/her to co-sponsor and support this important legislation. Call (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you to your Representative's office or go to http://clerk.house.gov/ and contact your Representative by email or webmail.
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