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Seyarto introduces bill to support spouses and children of deceased service members


Last updated 2/11/2021 at 10:47am

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) has introduced AB 291, a bill that will make the payments from Survivor Benefit Plans tax free in California.

California is one of the few states that fully taxes SBP which allow retired service members to allocate a portion of their retired pay to a spouse, child, or other eligible beneficiary after their death. Currently there are just over 28,700 military survivors receiving this benefit within California, with over 92% of them being 65 years old and older.

“It is incredibly sad and almost insulting that we give so little as a th...

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