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The Baguio Retiree Assistance Office (RAO) is an “answer place” for all Veterans and Expats in addition to providing FPO mail services; Forms; U.S. & RP Government Services; etc.

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RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2008

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Mobilized Reserve 10 SEP 08 ————— (7,744 Increase) == Credit Score [01] —————————— (Misunderstood) == VA Rural Access [06] ———————– (10 More Clinics) == VA COLA 2009 ——————————– (Clears House) == FDA Drug Safety Issues ——————– (List) == Tricare URFS ———————– (Overview) == Tricare URFS [01] ———————- (DEERS […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2008

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Gift Policy for USA —————————— (New Website) == Party Platforms on Vet Issues ———————- (Democrats) == Macular Degeneration [01] ————————- (Prevention) == VA Fraud [12] ————————- (Bonner County ID) == Social Security Fund Depletion [06] —– (Okay for 75 years) == Fat Tax ———————————– (Alabama) == Contact Info […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2008

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Mobilized Reserve 13 AUG 08 —————- (1,106 Decrease) == Will [02] ——————————— (What to Avoid) == Tricare Deductible [01] ———————— (New Rule for RC) == Medicare Part D [22] ————— (Dual Eligible‚Äôs Drug Cost) == Medicare Ambulance Coverage] —— (What is/is not covered) == Economic Stimulus Package [07] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2008

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Bereavement Check Cashing ————- (New Rules Requested) == VA Budget 2009 [04] ——————— (Bush Threatens Veto) == Sole Survivor [03] —————————- (House Passes Bill) == Mobilized Reserve 30 JUL 08 —————– (3,789 Decrease) == Tricare Uniform Formulary [25] —– (JUL Recommendations) == Senior Corps ———————- (Service Opportunities) == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2008

This bulletin contains the following articles: == VA Voter Registration Ban ————————- (Criticism) == VA Drug Testing on Vets [02] ——————— (Hearings Held) == GI Bill [25] ————————————- (20% Increase) == VA Claim Backlog [16] ———————- (Status) == VA Claim Backlog [17] ———————— (Law Slows Claims) == Family Film Festival ————————– (No Cost Movies) == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: Medicare Reimbursement Rates 2008 [10] (No Compromise) VA Clinic Openings [10] (44 New Clinics) Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [11] (5 years for $100M) Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [12] (Retribution) Shad [07] (Low Claim Approval Rate) VA Lawsuit (Lack of Care) [09] (Outside Court Authority) Mobilized Reserve 25 JUN 08] (1,884 Decrease) VA […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: == Medicare Reimbursement Rates 2008 [02] —— (18 Days Left) == VA Report Card ————————————- (High Marks) == Medicare Fraud [07] ——————————- ($205 million) == Mobilized Reserve 11 JUN 08 —————- (16,250 Increase) == Tricare Prior Authorization ——————— (Requirements) == VA Home Loan [12] ——————— (Mortgage Assistance) == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: Veterans Benefits Expirations (Did you Know?) MN Disabled Property Tax Exclusion (Up to $300,000) Veteran’s Pensions (Did you know?) Long Term Care w/Medicaid (Coverage) CRSC [38] (Phishing Scam) Army Combat Action Badge [01] (Retroactive Award Bill) Mobilized Reserve 28 MAY 08 (2927 Decrease) VA Claim Backlog [15] (GAO […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: VA Burial Benefit [04] (Private Cemetery Headstone) Dave & Buster Data Breach (Cash Register Terminals) VA Gulf War Advisory Board (Established) Tricare Reimbursement Rates [02] (Overseas) Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [10] (Greenbelt MD $247K) VA Suicide Prevention [03] (May Exceed Combat Deaths) Medicare Reimbursement Rates [09] (Time Running Out) New […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: Gasoline Savings [01] (Slow Down) Americans at War (Online) Dates to Remember (Mark Your Calendar) Tricare User Fee [26] (Conditions for Support) VA Claim Delay [02] (VDBCMA H.R.5892) DeCA Dietician Service (Online) VA Retro Pay Project [11] (End in Sight) Filipino Vet Inequities [09] (S.1315 Passes Senate) GI […]