RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment – October 15, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 17th, 2008

The new cost of living adjustment for Social Security is a 5.8 percent increase. The cost of Medicare part B remains the same.

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Military ID Card Requirements October 14, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 14th, 2008

NEW MILITARY ID CARD PROCEDURE: EFFECTIVE 25 SEP 08, ALL PERSONNEL BEING ISSUED IDENTIFICATION CARDS, INCLUDING DEPENDENTS (AGE 18 AND OLDER), AND RETIREES MUST PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION… AT LEAST ONE OF THE TWO ID’S MUST HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH AND BE FROM “GROUP A”. THE NEW REQUIREMENT IS BEING MANDATED BY THE DoD’S DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER. THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE IS SEQUENCE-BASED AND REQUIRES TWO FORMS OF ID TO BE SCANNED BEFORE IT WILL PROCEED TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE TO ISSUE A NEW CARD.

GROUP A (PICTURE ID)

-MILITARY DEPENDENT ID/DRIVER’S LICENSE OR ID CARD ISSUED BY FEDERAL STATE

OR– LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR ENTITIES (INCLUDING PHOTO) / U.S.

PASSPORT/US COAST GUARD, MERCHANT MARINER CARD/SCHOOL ID WITH PHOTO/SPONSOR DOD ID CARD/GREEN CARD.

GROUP B (NON-PICTURE)

-CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP OR NATURALIZATION/FOREIGN PASSPORT/VOTER REGISTRATION CARD/US SOCIAL SECURITY CARD/CERTIFICATION OF BIRTH ABROAD/ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE/DAYCARE OR NURSERY SCHOOL RECORD /CLINIC, DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL RECORD/SCHOOL RECORD OR REPORT CARD/FOREIGN NATIONAL ID/w PHOTO.

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Naval Recruiter To Visit Angeles City RAO October 11, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 10th, 2008

Below is a message from the Angeles City RAO:

 

GREETINGS FROM THE USAF RAO, ANGELES CITY….

THE U.S. NAVY RECRUITERS WILL BE AT OUR OFFICE BETWEEN 0930-1600HRS ON OCT 22, 2008 (NOT 0800 AS LISTED BELOW)… REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW… PLEASE NOTE OTHER LOCATIONS THEY WILL BE DURING THEIR VISIT 2008…

HAVE A TEXAS DAY

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Deers Workstation Closure October 10, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 9th, 2008

Alcon,

The DEERS/Rapids workstation located at the US Embassy in Manila will be closed on 21 October 2008. Normal operation will resume 23 October, thank you.

V/R

SPC Babcock, Jeremy L

DEERS/ADMIN/SUPPLY

JUSMAG – Philippines

United States Embassy

1201 Roxas Blvd., Ermita

Manila, Philippines

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Warden Notice October 08, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 9th, 2008

WARDEN NOTICE

October 8, 2008

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING

INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO

AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE

TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.

Vote NOW!

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USN Recruiters to Visit Philippines October 09, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on October 9th, 2008

USN RECRUITERS TO VISIT PI: The U.S. Navy is currently taking applications to fill positions in the below job fields. Salaries start at $27,000 annually. All positions include free medical, dental, over $36,000 for college & 30 days paid vacation:

Aviation, Administration, Accounting, Computers, Engineering, Electronics, Intelligence, Telecommunications, Hotel Restaurant Management, Construction, Medical

To qualify applicants must:

1. Be U.S. Citizen or have an alien registration (ins/I-551 greencard).

2. Have a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN Card).

3. Be between the ages of 17-34.

4. Be high school diploma graduate.

5. Meet Navy height & weight standards.

6. Have no felony convictions.

7. Meet Navy medical requirements.

8. Be able to pass the ASVAB with a score of 35 or better.

9. Be willing to travel.

For more info meet the U.S. Navy recruiters in the Philippines during their scheduled recruiting trip 21-31 OCT 2008. Their itinerary is:

• OCT 22 – RAO Office Angeles City (0800 – 1600) at 1925 Macarthur Hi-way., Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Tel: [45] 888-2748 • OCT 23-24 – RAO Office Subic Olongapo City (0800 – 1600) at 34 National Hi-way (i.e. Beach Blvd.) in Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City Tel: 47-222-2314 • OCT 27-28 – RAO Office Baguio City(0800 – 1600) at Red Lion Pub, 92 Gen Luna, cnr Leonard Rd & Brent Rd. Baguio City 2400 Cell: 0915-361-3503 • OCT 29-31 – RAO Office Manila (0800-1600) at Unit P, Manila Bay Arcade, 2150 Roxas Blvd. Corner Quirino Ave. Malate 1004, Metro Manila Tel: 524-2164/2169 Cell: 0920-677-4299.

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Angeles City Outreach on September 30, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 17th, 2008

September 16 Advisory: Further to our previous public service announcement, VA-VOCREHAB: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment personnel will be in Angeles City Outreach on September 30, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Embassy representatives from the American Citizen Services, Non-Immigrant Visa, and Immigrant Visa Units of the Consular Section; Social Security Administration; and the Joint US Military Assistance Group will be in:

ANGELES CITY
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
12:00 n.n. to 3:00 p.m.
Hilltop Function Room, Mimosa Golf & Country Club-Monte Vista Villa
Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clarkfield, Angeles City, Pampanga
American Citizen Services personnel will answer questions and:

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MEDICARE Part D UPDATE September 14, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 14th, 2008

Medicare regulations establish an appeals process that, in theory, can be navigated by any person with Medicare who has been denied coverage for a prescription by his or her Part D plan. But problems frequently arise because Medicare Part D plans refuse to abide by the rules and prevent people from getting medically necessary medicines. These are the most common obstacles patients face:

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TRRx UPDATE September 14, 2006

Posted by Service Officer on September 14th, 2008

The government’s cost of providing brand-name drugs to military beneficiaries through Tricare’s vast retail pharmacy network (TRRx) is falling by 25% as new law forces drug manufacturers to expand price discounts. The change won’t affect co-payments charged military family members and retirees who have 60 million prescriptions a year filled in retail drug outlets. But Department of Defense pharmacy costs will be cut by more than $700 million next year and by higher amounts in following years. The cost savings flow from a provision in the fiscal 2008 defense authorization act that requires drug makers to extend federal pricing discounts to brand-name medicines dispensed to military beneficiaries through drug stores, supermarkets and other commercial outlets.

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SSA MILITARY WAGE CREDITS UPDATE September 14, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 14th, 2008

In JAN 02, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel. If you earned military pay while on active duty since 1957 (including active duty time for training), Social Security taxes were paid on those earnings. And since 1988, inactive duty service in the reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security. Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit. Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training, but not for inactive (reserve) duty training. If you served on active duty:

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