Pay Allowance Continuation
Falls Church, VA, October 5, 2021 - Oct. 1, 2021, marked the 20th anniversary of TRICARE For Life (TFL). Congress created TFL as Medicare-wraparound coverage in 2001 in order to extend TRICARE coverage to Medicare-eligible military retirees and their family members. Prior to the establishment of TFL, military retirees and their family members lost their TRICARE coverage when they became eligible for Medicare. Today, there are about 2.1 million beneficiaries using TFL, according to the Department of Defense.
Veterans Legacy Memorial expands to include VA-grant funded state, territorial and tribal Veterans cemeteries
WASHINGTON, October 4, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs expanded the Veterans Legacy Memorial site October 2021 to include individual pages for nearly 500,000 Veterans interred in 93 state, territorial and tribal Veterans cemeteries.