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U.S. Army Retired Soldier Handbook

Title:
U.S. Army Retired Soldier Handbook 2018
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-020-01648-9
ISBN:
9780160941993
Description

The U.S. Army Retired Soldier Handbook: to provide Retired Soldiers and Family members information on retirement programs, benefits and entitlements

a. This handbook outlines military status after retirement, discusses benefits and privileges, and provides other information, which may be helpful in administering personal affairs.

b. This handbook should be shared with your Family members because it contains information concerning rights, benefits, and privileges to which they may be entitled.

c. Many of the benefits listed are administered by government agencies other than the Department of the Army. Eligibility for these benefits is determined by law, regulation or the responsible government agency

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1-1. Handbook for Retired Soldiers and their Family members ......................................................1

1-2. Soldier for Life ..........................................................................................................................1

1-3. Army Retirement Services Program.........................................................................................1

1-4. Retirement Services Offices.....................................................................................................1

1-5. Army Echoes ............................................................................................................................2

1.6. Army Chief of Staff’s Retired Soldier Council...........................................................................2

1-7. Installation Retiree Councils.....................................................................................................2

1-8. Retired Army Lapel Button .......................................................................................................2

1-9. MyArmyBenefits (MAB) Program .............................................................................................3

1-10. Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).......................................................................................................3

1-11. The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS LOGON).............................................3

1-12. Community Relations .............................................................................................................4

1-13. Army Community Services Program ......................................................................................4

1-14. Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)....................................................4

1-15. Installation Volunteer Coordinators ........................................................................................5

CHAPTER 2: RECORDS AND FILES 2-1. Overview ................................................................................................................................. 6

2-2. Lost Records and Files ........................................................................................................... 6

2-3. Replacement of Lost Military Records .....................................................................................6

2-4. Correction of Military Records..................................................................................................7

2-5. How to Obtain Copies of Medical/Dental Records...................................................................7

2-6. Change of Address...................................................................................................................7

2-7. Military Identification and Privilege Cards ................................................................................8

2-8. Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).....................................................9

2-9. Military Installation Privileges—Stateside ..............................................................................10

2-10. Military Installation Privileges—Overseas ............................................................................10

2-11. Locating Former and Retired Soldiers .................................................................................10

CHAPTER 3: MILITARY STATUS 3-1. Composition of Retired List ....................................................................................................11

3-2. Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) ..............................................................................11

3-3. Permanent Disability Retirement List (PDRL)........................................................................12

3-4. Advancement on the Retired List...........................................................................................12

3-5. Reserve Status of Retired Soldiers ........................................................................................12

3-6. Obligations for Military Service...............................................................................................13

3-7. Mobilization ............................................................................................................................13

3-8. Military Titles and Signatures .................................................................................................13

3-9. Wearing of the Uniform ..........................................................................................................14

3-10. Decorations and Awards ......................................................................................................15

3-11. Legal Assistance ..................................................................................................................15

3-12. The Department of Veterans Affairs.....................................................................................15

3-13. Army Emergency Relief .......................................................................................................16

CHAPTER 4: EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS

4-1. Standards of Conduct.............................................................................................................17

4-2. Employment in DOD...............................................................................................................17

4-3. Business Activities..................................................................................................................17

4-4. Employment by Foreign Governments and Concerns ...........................................................18

4-5. Representation of Interests Contrary to the United States ....................................................18

4-6. Political Activities....................................................................................................................19

4-7. Submission of Written Material for Review ............................................................................19

4-8. Security Program....................................................................................................................19

4-9. Conversion of Security Clearance..........................................................................................20

CHAPTER 5: MILITARY RETIRED PAY AND SPECIAL COMPENSATIONS 5-1. Overview ................................................................................................................................21

5-2. Computation of Retired Pay ...................................................................................................21

5-3. Procedure for Payment ..........................................................................................................22

5-4. Method of Payment ................................................................................................................22

5-5. Retired Pay Mailing Address..................................................................................................23

5-6. Increases in Retired Pay ........................................................................................................23

5-7. Reports of Existence ..............................................................................................................23

5-8. Allotments from Retired Pay ..................................................................................................23

5-9. Deductions from the Retired Pay of Participants in the Survivor Benefit Plan.......................24

5-10. Designation of Beneficiary for Final Pay (or Arrears of Pay) ..............................................24

5-11. Garnishment of Pay.............................................................................................................24

5-12. Combat-Related Special Compensation.............................................................................25

5-13. Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments ................................................................27

CHAPTER 6: TAXATION OF RETIRED PAY 6-1. Withholding Tax Statement ....................................................................................................29

6-2. Withholding Exemption Certificate .........................................................................................29

6-3. Disability Retired Pay .............................................................................................................29

6-4. Concurrent Retirement Disability Payments (CRDP).............................................................29

6-5. Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) ..................................................................30

6-6. Former Spouse Deductions ...................................................................................................30

6-7. VA Disability Compensation...................................................................................................30

6-8. State Taxation of Retired Pay ................................................................................................30

6-9. The Affordable Care Act Tax Information...............................................................................30

6-10. Additional Information...........................................................................................................30

CHAPTER 7: MEDICAL CARE

7-1. Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).......................................................................................31

7-2. TRICARE................................................................................................................................32

7-3. TRICARE for Life....................................................................................................................33

7-4. TRICARE Young Adult Program ............................................................................................33

7.5. TRICARE Retired Reserve.....................................................................................................34

7-6. TRICARE Pharmacy ..............................................................................................................34

7-7. TRICARE Retired Soldier Dental Plan...................................................................................35

7-8. Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act..…………………………………..37

7-9 US Family Health Plan ...........................................................................................................37

7-10. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care .....................................................................37

7-11. Social Security Medicare......................................................................................................43

7-12. My HealtheVet......................................................................................................................44

7-13. Long Term Care ...................................................................................................................44

CHAPTER 8: BURIAL AND MILITARY HONORS 8-1. Overview ................................................................................................................................45

8-2. VA Burial Benefits ..................................................................................................................45

8-3. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery ....................................................................................46

8-4. Burial in Other National Cemeteries.......................................................................................47

8-5. Military Funeral Honors ..........................................................................................................47

8-6. Additional Information.............................................................................................................47

CHAPTER 9: SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE 9-1. Overview ................................................................................................................................48

9-2. Preparing a Will......................................................................................................................48

9-3. Personal Affairs ......................................................................................................................48

9-4. Army Financial Assistance to Survivors .................................................................................48

9-5. Reporting a Retired Soldier's Death to Non-Army Agencies .................................................49

9-6. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) ........................................................................................49

9-7. Other Assistance to Survivors................................................................................................50

CHAPTER 10: SURVIVOR BENEFITS 10-1. Final Pay-Arrears in Pay ......................................................................................................51

10-2. Survivor Benefit Plan............................................................................................................51

10-3. Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses ................................................................53

10-4. Death Gratuity ......................................................................................................................54

10-5. Government Insurance.........................................................................................................55

10-6. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation .........................................................................55

10-7. Survivors Benefits Pension (Formerly Death Pension)........................................................56

10-8. Loan Guarantee ...................................................................................................................56

10-9. Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.............................................56

10-10. Social Security...................................................................................................................57

10-11. Civil Service Survivor Annuities ........................................................................................57

10-12. Civil Service Preference....................................................................................................57

10-13. State Benefits ...................................................................................................................57

CHAPTER 11: RETIREMENT HOMES 11-1. The Armed Forces Retirement Home ..................................................................................58

11-2. AFRH-Washington ...............................................................................................................58

11-3. AFRH-Gulfport......................................................................................................................58

11-4. Additional Information...........................................................................................................58

11-5. State Veterans Homes .........................................................................................................59

CHAPTER 12: UNIFORMED SERVICES FORMER SPOUSES’ PROTECTION ACT 12-1.

Overview ..............................................................................................................................60

12-2. Effective Date .......................................................................................................................60

12-3. Disposable Retired Pay........................................................................................................60 

12-4. Authority for Court to Treat Retired Pay as Property of the Member and Spouse ..............60

12-5. Court-Ordered SBP..............................................................................................................61

12-6. Additional Information...........................................................................................................61

CHAPTER 13: VA BENEFITS 13-1. Overview ..............................................................................................................................62

13-2. VA Benefits Timetable..........................................................................................................62

13-3. Additional Information...........................................................................................................63

CHAPTER 14: SOCIAL SECURITY 14-1.

Overview ..............................................................................................................................64

14-2. Eligibility Requirements for Social Security Benefits............................................................64

14-3. Types of Social Security Payments......................................................................................64

14-4. Eligibility for More Than One Type of Benefit ......................................................................65

14-5. Eligibility for a Pension From Work Not Covered by Social Security ...................................65

14-6. Benefits Reduced For Those With Little Social Security Covered Employment..................65

14-7. Lump-Sum Death Payment..................................................................................................66

14-8. Medicare...............................................................................................................................66

14-9. Additional Information...........................................................................................................66

CHAPTER 15: REFERENCES AND TERMS 15-1. References ...........................................................................................................................67

15-2. Terms ...................................................................................................................................68

Audience

Retired Soldiers and their Family members.

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Publisher:
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Year/Pages:
2017: 74 p.
Key Phrases:
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Item available Date:
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Last Status Update:
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