Disabled Military Child Protection Act Awaits Further Action from Congress
The Senate has yet to act on the House’s May passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (NDAA). The Senate version of the bill contains the Disabled Military Child Protection Act’s provisions while the House version did not. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) remains committed to ensuring that this provision is included in any compromise between the House and the Senate. One congressional staffer believes that the bill could reach the Senate floor as early as July. If enacted, the bill would help disabled children of veterans by allowing the veteran’s survivor benefits to go into a special needs trust for the child.