Subject: News from Fairchilds RAO

Date: September 15, 2017 at 9:55:32 AM PDT

 

The September 2017 Fairchild RAO Newsletter (Vol 17 Edition 01) is now available at:

http://www.fairchild.af.mil/About/Retiree-Activities-Office/Still-Serving/

 

VA Death Verification System Update

Did You Know? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new policy change that affects all veterans. The VA is currently in the process of updating its procedure to request further confirmation of a veteranís death before it terminates any and all payments to the veteran. Basically, the process will now involve more exhaustive confirmation of a veteranís death before payments are stopped. For instance, when VA officials believe that a veteran has died, the VA will send a letter to his or her address on file and request confirmation of the death from a surviving family member. If the VA doesn't receive a response from the family ó or from a veteran erroneously believed to be dead ó only then will the VA terminate payments permanently. [Source: U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs | August 23, 2017 ++]

 

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JIM R SMITH, SGM (USA Retired)

Director, 92 ARW/RAO

7 W Arnold, Bldg 2040, Rm 109

Fairchild, WA 99011

 

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