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Expansion of VA Caregiver Program

To include WWII, Korea, Vietnam Veterans

VA and Vietnam Veterans of American (VVA) recently teamed up to host a Facebook Live event to spread the word about the recent expansion of VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Era Veterans.

Under this program, benefits that previously were only accessible to post-9/11 Veterans are now available to help eligible older Veterans and their caregivers. Caregivers may receive education and training, a monthly financial stipend, respite [more...]

Posted: 11/26/20 01:59 by WNC MOAA under "General"

Is your survivor benefit plan (SBP) offset by the VA dependency indemnity compensation (DIC)?

A message from DFAS Regarding SBP DIC (Widows Tax) phase out.

January 1, 2021 begins the first phase of the "Phase-Out of Reduction of Survivor Benefit Plan Survivor Annuities by Amount of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation," as directed by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.

Based on the NDAA, Spouse SBP annuitants who are subject to the DIC offset may see the first change in the SBP annuity payment they receive on February 1, 2021.

Letters will be mailed to recipients in early December.

In 2021, surviving [more...]

Posted: 11/23/20 22:59 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"

Charles George VA Medical Center

Chief Nurse Executive Dave Przestrzelski and Licensed Practical Nurse Jim Luetkenhaus won in the Nurse Executive and Licensed Practical Nurse categories respectively.

VA Awards: WLOS interviewed Mr. Przestrzelski concerning the Secretary VA awards. Go [more...]