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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 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 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: GI Bill [19] (H.R.5684 & H.R.5740) Tricare Supplemental Ins [03] (New Law Clarification) FVE Scholarships (Fall 08 Applications) Reserve Retirement Age [13] (Pay Formula Expansion Bill) Depleted Uranium [05] (Advocates Protest NY Inaction) Tricare Provider Availability [01] (2007 Survey Results) VA Hiring [02] (Obstacles) VA Hiring [03] (New […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 April 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: PA Vet Cemetery [02] (WA Crossing VA Nat Cemetery) VA Compensation Garnishment (Alimony/Child support) Military Award/Service Misrepresentation (3 Arrests) Vietnam Memorial Wall [01] (Interactive Wall) Bump Keys (Home Security Compromised) DOD Disability Eval System [10] (VASRD Compliance) Mobilized Reserve 12 MAR 08 (2312 Increase) SBP SSA Offset [10] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: VA Disability Compensation [01] (Heads Up!) VA Disability Compensation [02] (S2674/HR5509 Impact) Anesthesia Awareness (Waking Up in Surgery) VA Benefits Guide (2008 Issue) Mobilized Reserve 12 MAR 08 (Net Increase 74) VA Travel Nurse Program (Three year Pilot) VA Rating Schedules [03] (Right to Challenge) Prosthetic Limb Development […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2008

This bulletin update contains the following articles: GI Bill [18] (Amended Bill) Tricare User Fee [22] (Pharmacy Copays) Tricare User Fee [23] (SASC Rejects Increase) Tennessee Vet Home [01] (DOJ Findings) Iowa Veterans Home [02] (Expansion Programmed) VA Rating Schedules [02] (HVAS Conclusions) Mobilized Reserve 27 FEB 08 (Net Increase 786) California Taxes (Summary) Filipino […]