Policy The RPTE Section submits comments to the government regarding policy matters that affect real property and estate planning legislation.


  • Public Policy

Introduced at the 2011 Midyear Meeting, the House passed Resolution 105, urging payment of military survivor benefits to disabled beneficiaries.


The resolution has been a major success. Congress has largely enacted the proposed resolution into law. Section 624 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 113-291, which became effective on December 19, 2014, authorizes the payment of Survivor Benefit Plan benefits to a special needs trust for the benefit of a disabled child. The main objective was to enable the creation of special needs trusts for youth beneficiaries with disabilities. This objective was 100 percent achieved.