U.S. Army Retired Soldier Handbook

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.

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Table of Contents

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

1-2. Soldier for Life

1-3. Army Retirement Services Program

1-4. Retirement Services Offices

1-5. Army Echoes 2

1.6. Army Chief of Staff’s Retired Soldier Council

1-7. Installation Retiree Councils

1-8. Retired Army Lapel Button

1-9. MyArmyBenefits (MAB) Program 3

1-10. Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

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

1-12. Community Relations 4

1-13. Army Community Services Program

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

1-15. Installation Volunteer Coordinators 5

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

2-2. Lost Records and Files

2-3. Replacement of Lost Military Records

2-4. Correction of Military Records 7

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

2-6. Change of Address

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

2-11. Locating Former and Retired Soldiers

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

3-2. Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)

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

3-4. Advancement on the Retired List

3-5. Reserve Status of Retired Soldiers

3-6. Obligations for Military Service 13

3-7. Mobilization

3-8. Military Titles and Signatures

3-9. Wearing of the Uniform 14

3-10. Decorations and Awards 15

3-11. Legal Assistance

3-12. The Department of Veterans Affairs

3-13. Army Emergency Relief 16

CHAPTER 4: EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS

4-1. Standards of Conduct 17

4-2. Employment in DOD

4-3. Business Activities

4-4. Employment by Foreign Governments and Concerns 18

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

4-6. Political Activities 19

4-7. Submission of Written Material for Review

4-8. Security Program

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

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

5-7. Reports of Existence

5-8. Allotments from Retired Pay

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)

5-11. Garnishment of Pay

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

6-3. Disability Retired Pay

6-4. Concurrent Retirement Disability Payments (CRDP)

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

6-6. Former Spouse Deductions

6-7. VA Disability Compensation

6-8. State Taxation of Retired Pay

6-9. The Affordable Care Act Tax Information

6-10. Additional Information

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

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

7-10. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care

7-11. Social Security Medicare 43

7-12. My HealtheVet 44

7-13. Long Term Care

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

8-2. VA Burial Benefits

8-3. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery 46

8-4. Burial in Other National Cemeteries 47

8-5. Military Funeral Honors

8-6. Additional Information

CHAPTER 9: SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE 9-1. Overview 48

9-2. Preparing a Will

9-3. Personal Affairs

9-4. Army Financial Assistance to Survivors

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

9-6. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

9-7. Other Assistance to Survivors 50

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

10-2. Survivor Benefit Plan

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

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

10-8. Loan Guarantee

10-9. Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

10-10. Social Security 57

10-11. Civil Service Survivor Annuities

10-12. Civil Service Preference

10-13. State Benefits

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

11-2. AFRH-Washington

11-3. AFRH-Gulfport

11-4. Additional Information

11-5. State Veterans Homes 59

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

Overview 60

12-2. Effective Date

12-3. Disposable Retired Pay

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

12-5. Court-Ordered SBP 61

12-6. Additional Information

CHAPTER 13: VA BENEFITS 13-1. Overview 62

13-2. VA Benefits Timetable

13-3. Additional Information 63

CHAPTER 14: SOCIAL SECURITY 14-1.

Overview 64

14-2. Eligibility Requirements for Social Security Benefits

14-3. Types of Social Security Payments

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

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

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

14-7. Lump-Sum Death Payment 66

14-8. Medicare

14-9. Additional Information

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

15-2. Terms 68

Audience

Retired Soldiers and their Family members.

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army
Year/Pages:
2017: 74 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Retired Soldiers Handbook
  • Retirement
  • Army Personnel
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  • United States Army Retired Soldier Handbook
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Item available Date:
09/01/2017
Last Status Update:
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