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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1344         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1725


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen M. Brewer


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to veteran's benefits for surviving spouses..






Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1344        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1725

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1725) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anne M. Gobi, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Tackey Chan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to veteran's benefits for surviving spouses.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1815 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to veteran's benefits for surviving spouses..

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 6B of said Chapter 115, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following paragraph:-

              The surviving spouse, currently not married, who is in receipt of Dependency Indemnity Compensation from the Veterans Administration, and whose veteran-spouse served in active service of the armed forces of the United States, shall also be paid the sum of $1,500 annually in two payments on August 1 and February 1.  Such payments shall be due and payable from the date of receipt of said surviving spouses completed application.

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