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Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (5th). Volume 2. Uniformed Services Survivor Benefits Program.
Rept. for 1 Oct 82-30 Jun 84.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Those benefits which comprise the Government-provided Military estate Program less retirement are addressed in this volume. They include Death Gratuity, Burial ExpensesFlag, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, the Survivor Benefit Plan, Servicemens Group Life Insurance, and social security benefits. The assessment of these benefits began with a review of the original intent, the current status and, where applicable, its value in comparison with its private-sector counterpart. The key consideration through all the analyses was the proper division of responsibility for survivor estate planning between the Government and the individual service member. Other considerations included the applicability to both wartime and peacetime conditions, the requirements of a volunteer force versus those of a conscripted force, and the special problems and needs associated with Service life. The volume contains a compilation of the legislative histories of each of the benefits, a detailed description of the analytical approach employed, and a comprehensive discussion of the groups findings and recommendations for change, where the findings so dictated. The information in this volume is presented in such a manner that it is understandable to the average reader yet technically correct and highly revealing to the econometrician.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE