Retired Soldiers and Veterans

Retired Soldiers and Veterans

AUSA Led the Way – Past Successes

  • Prevention of new co-pays and fees for under 65 TRICARE beneficiaries
  • Elimination of the SBP – Social Security offset
  • Approval of concurrent receipt
  • Waiver of the Medicare Part B penalties for military Retired Soldiers(part of the Medicare legislation)
  • TRICARE for Life for over 65 Retired Soldiers and the Pharmacy Benefit for all beneficiaries
  • Reduction of the Catastrophic cap from $7500 to $3000
  • Elimination of financial penalties for federally employed Retired Soldiers
  • Full funding of TRICARE/Pharmacy Programs for all beneficiaries


Save the Date

The registration link at the cathedral is now open and you and members of your organization may register here: When folks register, they will be asked to identify a category of guest. The VIP categories are as follows:

  1. Vietnam Veterans & their families
  2. Gold Star & MIA families
  3. MOH recipients/Returned POWs
  4. MSO/VSO leaders
  5. Ceremony Participants (Speakers, readers, clergy, 40 choir members, brass band members, 16-20 ushers, 6-8 check-in assistants, 2 rows for ASL, etc.)


Retirees to Get a Second Chance to Enroll In or Opt Out of the Survivor Benefit Plan

Military retirees who opted out of a valuable survivor’s benefit when they left active duty will get a rare second chance to enroll thanks to a new rule in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. The same measure allows currently enrolled users to leave the program.

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Resources for Retired Soldiers & Veterans

Soldier for Life (SFL)

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