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NCJ Number: 77591 Find in a Library
Title: Hostage Relief Act of 1980 - HR 7085, 96th Congress - Public Law 96-449, October 14, 1980
Corporate Author: US Congress
House of Representatives
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Hostage Relief Act of 1980 provides certain benefits to individuals held hostage in Iran or elsewhere between November 4, 1979, and January 1, 1983.
Abstract: The act provides that pay and allowances shall be allotted to a special savings fund providing interest at a rate which is equal to the average rate paid on U.S. Treasury bills with 3-month maturity. In addition, provision is made for the payment of medical and health care expenses for hostages and their families which are incident to being a hostage and which are not covered by insurance. Provision is made for education and subsistence benefits for the hostage's family and the hostage after release. The act also provides that the incomes of hostages shall not be taxed during captivity or hospitalization resulting from captivity and describes other tax benefits. Finally, the act calls upon the President to make a formal request that the International Committee of the Red Cross make regular and periodic visits to the hostages.
Index Term(s): Hostages; Laws and Statutes; Victim compensation
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