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FROM WASHINGTON:

News for the Enlisted  Monday July 21, 2014

 

Last week a criminally unforgivable tragedy occurred in the airspace over the war torn area of east Ukraine. And another land war started in the Middle East. Unaccompanied children crossing our southern border were housed in several military bases. If ever there was a time to appreciate the United States military this is it.

 

While Backlog Drops for Disability Claims Backlog for Appeals Jump Dramatically

TREA Meets With Undersecretary for VBA

If You Have Received a MCRMC Survey Please Fill it Out

Calls to Audit the Pentagon Grow in Congress

TRICARE Increases Access to Qualified Mental Health Counselors

Tobacco Discounts at Commissaries May End

POW/MIA Operation in Pentagon to be Overhauled

Department of Defense awards $62 Million to Improve Base Schools

 

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All Veterans Eligible for VA Dental Coverage

For the first time in history, the U. S. Government has authorized a national dental insurance program for Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals  enrolled in VA's CHAMPVA program.

 

Premium rates will vary depending on your geographic region and the plan option you select. There are three options that are available: basic, enhanced and comprehensive. These plans range from about $8 for the basic up to about $27 for comprehensive.

 

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/14/all-veterans-eligible-for-va-dental-coverage/

VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance now.

 

There are no elibibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment. People interest in participating may complete an application online through either Delta Dental: www.deltadentalvadip.org, or

 

MetLife: www.metlife.com/vadip

 

Coverage for this new dental insurance is now available throughout the United States and it's territories.

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