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 spouse SBP annuity payments issued by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will be reduced (offset) by no more than two-thirds of the amount of DIC (issued by the VA) rather than by the entire amount of DIC, even though eligible surviving spouses will continue to receive the full amount of DIC from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please check our SBP-DIC News webpage for additional information and frequently asked questions.
Posted: 11/23/20 17:59 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
Veterans Day 2020
I will go ahead and say it with my outside voice. “I miss seeing all of you and being able to gather like we used to.” With all the restrictions COVID-19 has imposed on us my guess is that I’m not alone. What’s not to like about food, fun, and fellowship? Growing up in a military household, Veterans Day was always a big deal. It was like a rerun of the 4th of July. Thinking back on it, what I treasure most are the memories of togetherness with other military families. A unique tribe who faced the best and the worst military life threw at us, we stumbled through it together. Now, a veteran myself, Veterans Day has an even deeper meaning than ever. As members of MOAA we are able to stick together through our ability to advocate for each other, which includes all ranks and services. Active duty, retired, former, reservist, military families and Surviving Spouses, we are all advocates for all our military members and their families by taking action on legislative issues that affect us all.
Regardless of how we meet, in person or remotely, we can’t underestimate the value of togetherness and our ability to NEVER STOP SERVING.
May you all have a blessed Veterans Day and Holiday Season.
Donna Culp, Capt (USAF-Frm)
President, WNC MOAA
Posted: 11/12/20 14:02 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
Blue Ridge Veterans Community Partnership
October 8, 2020 meeting
There are several attachments and some additional information posted below the logo to the right. The first attachment is the Flu clinic schedule for CGVAMC and the CBOC’s. The second attachment if the user guide for veterans for the new Travel pay system. The last attachment is information on how to tele-connect.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about any of the information provided.
Thanks again for dialing in today, there was a lot of great information on today’s call.
As discussed in our call. Here are billing numbers for Community Care bills
• C4 Centralized Call Center for Community Care billing issues: 877-881-7618
• Adverse Credit Line: 1-866-606-8198
Posting the link to a digital copy of the 2020 NCDMVA Resource Guide!
Leigh Tabor-Holbrooks, CVSO, Director
Macon County Veteran Services
104 East Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Posted: 10/09/20 17:08 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
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