Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Veterans Report: 2011 Pay Raise, TRICARE Expansion and Rate Protection Pass

Veterans Report: The Military's Largest Benefits Update


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-------------------------------- 27 DECEMBER 2010-------------------------------------------

·  2011 Pay Raise and TRICARE Expansion

·  Deal of the Week: Discounts for Veterans

·  House Passes Arlington Legislation

·  VA to Use Medicare Payment Rates

·  Military Experience in Civilian Terms

·  Top 10 Videos of 2010

·  Get $1M of Coverage from Navy Mutual

·  College Credit for Service: ACE Credits

·  Find Vocational, Technical & Trade Schools

·  New VA Homeless Program

·  28K New Agent Orange Claims Processed

·  VA Seeks to End Claims Backlog

·  Memorial and Burial Benefits

·  Reemployment Protection

·  Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report

·  Headline Military News


2011 Pay Raise and TRICARE Expansion
Congress passed the defense budget which includes the smallest military pay raise in 50 years and expanding TRICARE coverage. More


Deal of the Week: Discounts for Veterans
Servicemembers, Veterans, Retirees, and their families have access to thousands of military discounts on Military.com. More

House Passes Arlington Legislation
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved S. 3860 which addresses recent reports which identified a number of troubling problems at Arlington National Cemetery. More


VA to Use Medicare Payment Rates
The VA has announced that it will begin using Medicare's standard payment rates for certain medical procedures performed by non-VA providers. More


Military Experience in Civilian Terms
Just enter your information in the skills translator and you'll have useful info about how your skills translate to the civilian job market. More

Top 10 Videos of 2010
Watch our 10 most played videos of 2010 -- everything from sniper kill shots to terrorist training camps in the US. More

Get $1M of Coverage from Navy Mutual
SGLI coverage is not enough for most military families, but you can get low-cost life insurance plans with coverage up to $1,000,000. More

College Credit for Service: ACE Credits
You've worked hard in the military -- now you can save tuition dollars and classroom time. But which schools grant credit for military experience? More

Find Vocational, Technical & Trade Schools
Learn more about vocational/technical/trade schools, which provide you with specific job skills and job training on the cutting edge of technology. More

New VA Homeless Program
A new VA program will help community organizations to provide counseling, training, education assistance, child care, rent, utilities and other services to participating veterans and family members. More

28K New Agent Orange Claims Processed
The VA has decided more than 28,000 claims in the first six weeks of processing disability compensation applications from Vietnam Veterans with diseases related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange. More

VA Seeks to End Claims Backlog
Today, the average VA claim takes 165 days to process, and department officials plan to drop that average to 80 to 90 days. More

Memorial and Burial Benefits
You should know some useful information that can assist you in planning for, or dealing with, one of life's most unpleasant times. More

Reemployment Protection
Have you ever wondered what will happen to your civilian job if your Reserve or Guard unit is called into Active Duty? More


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