Question of Whether Survivor Benefit Plan Annuities Should Be Offset by Social Security Benefits

B-190348: Mar 8, 1978

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A decision was requested as to whether a widow's Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity should be offset by social security benefits received as the mother of a dependent child under 18 years of age. A military survivor annuity must be reduced by an amount equivalent to the mother's payment from the social security program. However, the child was not living with the mother and was not in her care. Since she was not entitled to the mother's benefit, her survivor's benefit annuity was not reduced. Another widow, aged 62, questioned whether her SBP annuity would be offset by social security survivors' benefits she was entitled to through her deceased husband's military service. The SBP annuity must be offset by the social security benefits attributable to the deceased member's military earnings.

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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