LVMAC Tidbit: Tax Assistance for 2018

February 22, 2018

By now, most have their W-2’s, 1099’s and what else they need to file their taxes.  Therefore, we thought this webpage might be of use to you or some of your comrades.

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As of 22 February 2018

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LVMAC Tidbit: Last Chance for a Missed Pennsylvania Benefit?

February 19, 2018

DMVA LogoWe believe we are duty-bound to inform you that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus application period ends on 31 August 2018.  Did you serve on active duty between 2 August 1990 and 31 August 1991 in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations?  This bonus has been available for about nine years — starting about fifteen years since your service was was rendered — but it is now time to close out this bond-issue fund voted upon by Pennsylvania’s citizens in an act of  appreciation.  If you still need it, click here.

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As of 19 February 2018


LVMAC Tidbit: Should You Be On The “Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit” Registry?

February 17, 2018

You may not be aware of the fact that the VA maintains an “Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry” to allow eligible veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.  Like its cousin, the Agent Orange Registry, it is often the first step towards VA long-term healthcare; and also in recognizing service related illnesses and diseases, to include making some presumptive.  Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: What Does December 31, 2021 Mean To You?

February 17, 2018

VA LogoIf you are a Gulf War Veteran, know this date:  December 31, 2021.  On 24 October 2017, the VA made its final ruling on the extension of the deadline for Gulf War veterans to receive disability benefits for certain presumptive conditions:  December 31, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans

February 11, 2018

[Editor’s Note:  The following is a press release from the VA partially correcting what has been a longstanding problem related to emergency care received outside of the VA.]

WASHINGTON — Today [10 January 2018] the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Another Issue Created by TRICARE Contract Change

February 7, 2018

In the improbable event those of you who are an affected TRICARE user and have not been notified — and since state officials have asked us to circulate this information, we are providing the following bulletin:

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LVMAC Tidbit: DoD and VA Release Online Tool to Assist Veterans with Discharge Upgrade Process

February 5, 2018

On 25 January 2018, the Department of Defense, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced that it had launched a new online tool to assist veterans with their discharge upgrades.  The news release also provides sources for more information on the subject.
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