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Dfas Retired Pay Newsletter July 2008


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Retired Pay Newsletter July 2008 www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008.html

Director's Corner:

In this issue, you will find an explanation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2008. You will also find an update on the Retroactive Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or Concurrent Retired Disability Payment (CRDP) and Expanded Examples of CRSC Eligibility.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/directorscorner.html

NDAA 2008 Sections 641/642/644:

The NDAA 2008 contained a number of provisions applicable to active duty and retired military personnel. Three of the major enhancements for retiree and annuitant members are summarized below.

Section 641: Expansion of Combat-Related Special Compensation Eligibility

Section 642: Inclusion of Veterans with Service-connected disabilities rated as total by reason of unemployability under termination of phase-in of concurrent receipt of retired pay and VA disability compensation. Updated on CRSC/CRDP

Section 644: Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance for persons affected by required SBP annuity offset for DIC.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/ndaa2008.html

CRSC Expanded Eligibility:

In the April edition of the Retired Pay Newsletter an example was provided of the new NDAA 2008 section 641 legislation that could be construed as too limiting in its intent.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/crscandcrdpupdate.html

Contact Center Upgrade:

A redesign enhancement was made to the Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) that has streamlined the menu options for our customers and has broadened the scope of the speech functionality of the IVRS. Previously, speech recognition was very basic. Now, callers may speak their responses through the entire first leg of the IVRS script (or press the appropriate phone button). Additionally, callers are able to perform self-validation within the IVRS, resulting in shorter talk time. They can also participate in a short survey within the IVRS.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/contactcenterupgrade.html

Souvenir munitions safety:

Every 4th of July we hear warnings about the dangers of handling fireworks and don?t think twice about heeding those warnings. But the warning below regarding the dangers associated with keeping souvenir munitions is applicable year round.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/souvenirmunitions.html

Account Maintenance Reminder:

To enable DFAS to provide you with accurate and quick customer service, it is incumbent upon you to keep your account information current. This includes, but is not limited to, information such as home address, mailing address (if different), financial institution account numbers, and updated beneficiaries.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/accountmaintenancereminder.html

RAD Correction/RAD Updated List:

The NAS Millington, TN Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) was incorrectly posted on the website as scheduled for July 19th ? the correct date is September 13, 2008. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Click here: www.dfas.mil/retiredpay/2008retireeseminarschedule.html to view the current RAD schedule for the remainder of 2008.

www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/correction.html

Notice:

Please do not reply to this e-mail with questions or problems with pay issues. For Information on who to contact, please see click on the following www.dfas.mil/retiredpay/contactus.html .

New Newsletter Feature:

***In order to download the entire July 2008 Retired Pay Newsletter in .pdf format, click here*** www.dfas.mil/rna-news/july2008/DFASRetiredPayNewsletterLearnMoreAboutYourRetiredPay.pdf

Sincerely,

Mr. John A. Scott

DFAS-Indianapolis (eSolutions Division)

Information & Technology SVC

eIntergration & Development Mission Area

8899 East Street

Indianapolis, IN 46249

(317)510-5478

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