Subject: News from Fairchilds RAO

Date: September 29, 2017 at 10:45:06 AM PDT

 

RAD
The Retiree Appreciation Day is next Friday the 6th of October from 0930 to 1300.  Lunch will be serviced at 1200 at a cost of $6 per person.  You can Register by phone (509.247.5359, 1000 to 1400) or on line at
http://www.fairchild.af.mil/About/Retiree-Activities-Office/,  See you there.

TRICARE TRANSITION
You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. If you're currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you'll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, youll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.

 
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Date: September 15, 2017 at 9:55:32 AM PDT

 

The September 2017 Fairchild RAO Newsletter (Vol 17 Edition 01) is now available at:

http://www.fairchild.af.mil/About/Retiree-Activities-Office/Still-Serving/

 

VA Death Verification System Update

Did You Know? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new policy change that affects all veterans. The VA is currently in the process of updating its procedure to request further confirmation of a veteranís death before it terminates any and all payments to the veteran. Basically, the process will now involve more exhaustive confirmation of a veteranís death before payments are stopped. For instance, when VA officials believe that a veteran has died, the VA will send a letter to his or her address on file and request confirmation of the death from a surviving family member. If the VA doesn't receive a response from the family ó or from a veteran erroneously believed to be dead ó only then will the VA terminate payments permanently. [Source: U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs | August 23, 2017 ++]

 

//signed//

 

JIM R SMITH, SGM (USA Retired)

Director, 92 ARW/RAO

7 W Arnold, Bldg 2040, Rm 109

Fairchild, WA 99011

 

509-247-5359 Phone