Forbes:  “Currently, under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), a military retiree can set aside up to 55 percent of his monthly retirement pay to provide their family members with a monthly stipend, after he or she dies. However, these benefits are counted as income and can prohibit a dependent child with disabilities from receiving Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance assistance.

According to, the “Disabled Military Child Protection Act of 2012” (H.R. 4329) was introduced by Congressman Jim Moran in order to provide long-term care for severely disabled children of service members.”