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The administration's FY2018 budget request includes large increases to TRICARE fees across the board. These fee increases are a direct result of the repeal of the 2017 National Defense Authorizations grand-fathering clause. The intention of the grand-fathering was to...
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In an August 31 letter to House and Senate leaders, President Trump formally notified Congress he intends to set the 2018 military pay raise at 2.1 percent.  While this matches last year's raise, it falls short of the 2.4 percent pay raise allowable under current law...
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Section 603 of the Senate Armed Services Committee's FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), S. 1519, includes a provision that would cut BAH for dual-military couples to the "without dependents rate" even if they have children. In effect, a service member...
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A lot of changes are taking place to our commissaries and exchanges. That's why we are fighting to increase transparency and oversight of how the Department of Defense (DoD) manages our commissary and exchange contributions.   Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Tim...
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Our AFSA legislative team needs your help in honoring military spouses and survivors.  When they retire, military members often invest in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), paying into it each month.  Once they die, their survivors receive a monthly SBP annuity from...
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Due to legislation achieved over the years by AFSA and our Coalition partners, military retirees with a service-connected disability of at least 50 percent (as rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)) are able to concurrently receive all of their military...
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Due to legislation achieved over the years by AFSA and our Coalition partners, military retirees with a service-connected disability of at least 50 percent (as rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)) are able to concurrently receive all of their military...
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Military retirees with a service-connected disability of at least 50 percent (as rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are able to concurrently receive all of their military retirement pay and all of their VA disability compensation without offset. ...
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