If you served on active duty in the military between the years of 1957 and 2001, you could be entitled to special extra earnings that can be credited to your Social Security earnings record. There are no special extra earnings credits for military service after 2001. In addition, time spent in inactive duty training does not qualify for special extra earnings credits.
On the heels of America’s longest war, and in the midst of budget-mandated downsizing, the Army is smoothing Soldiers’ transitions to civilian life. The increased partnership among the Soldier for Life Office, federal agencies and private organizations benefits transitioning Soldiers, encouraging them to remain Soldiers for Life.
Representatives Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), both of whom are veterans, recently introduced the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act, which would allow veterans to temporarily pause their TRICARE benefits in order to contribute to an HSA.
The Military Health System deployed electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in military pharmacies across its system of clinics and hospitals in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. This capability allows civilian providers to send prescriptions electronically to military pharmacies, reducing the need for handwritten prescriptions.