Reject NDAA Cuts to Earned Benefits for Retirees and Tell Congress to Fix the SBP/DIC Offset!
The Senate and House conference committee now negotiating the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act is nearing the final stages so it is urgent that you make your voice heard now.
There are two key provisions that could hurt retirees and survivors.
Last year Congress voted to exempt currently serving and retired beneficiaries from increases in TRICARE fees. However, the Senate wants to repeal that exemption, which would mean steep increases in TRICARE fees for everyone (this does not include TRICARE for Life beneficiaries).
We need you to urge your Representatives to reject the Senate’s plan.
Also, there are differing provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the FY 2018 NDAA that deal with the problem of the SBP/DIC offset for military widows/widowers. Unfortunately, neither provision solves the problem.
Instead, we urge the Congress to end the SBP/DIC offset immediately without making survivors pay for it through some other means, such as increasing health care costs.