Van Drew Introduces the Protect American Widows Act

April 3, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew introduced the Protect American Widows Act to help alleviate the financial burden of grieving widows. Currently, widows are only able to file their taxes as a surviving spouse for two years. This bill would extend that period of time to five years, providing an extended lifeline to those facing some of their hardest times.

“This expansion of financial relief can make all the difference to those trying to navigate the loss of their loved one,” said Congressman Van Drew. “Our fellow Americans deserve empathy and compassion, and two years is just not enough time to financially recover from such a deep loss. By extending the timeline of this relief, we are easing the financial pressure of these grieving spouses and lifting some of the weight off their shoulders.”


Click here to read the text of the bill.