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Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« on: November 20, 2019, 06:26:53 PM »
If you are a disabled Vet from 0-99% disabled, as of Jan 1 2020 you will be able to shop PX privileges.
Did Trump sign a new Bill or something? :thumbsup:


According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.

For more information regarding these privileges and access to military installations, visit http://www.militaryonesource.mil/expanding-access

Who is eligible Jan. 1, 2020?
Veterans
Purple Heart recipients
former prisoners of war
Veterans with 0-90% service-connected disability ratings
(For former service members who have not yet sought disability compensation from VA, visit https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/)

Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are already eligible under existing DOD policy.
Caregivers
On Jan. 1, individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran under the PCAFC will be eligible for these privileges.
For information about primary family caregivers in the PCAFC, visit https://www.caregiver.va.gov/.
Required credentials.
Veterans
On Jan. 1, Veterans eligible solely under this act who are eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW or SERVICE CONNECTED). Apply here:  https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic/index.asp.
Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel.
Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are eligible for DoD credentials under DoD policy.
Caregivers
Eligible caregivers will receive an eligibility letter from VA’s Office of Community Care.
If you are a primary family caregiver under the PCAFC and lose your eligibility letter, please call 1-877-733-7927 to request a replacement.  Please allow two weeks for processing.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/commissary-military-service-exchange-mwr-access-extended-veterans-beginning-january/
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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 06:43:15 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 06:46:03 PM »
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I haven't been in a PX in nearly 50 years, but I do remember it was tax free and everything cost a fraction of what the stores carried.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 06:50:31 PM »
I haven't been in a PX in nearly 50 years, but I do remember it was tax free and everything cost a fraction of what the stores carried.


I remember those days also.  Buy it was a long time ago. 
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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 08:15:46 PM »

I remember those days also.  Buy it was a long time ago.
I remember buying Marlboro cigs for $2.00 a carton. I wonder if they sell cigars? :biggrin:
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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 09:34:50 PM »
Sometimes, things are cheaper in Walmart versus PX/BX.

Now, if we can get foreign countries (a.k.a. Germany) out of our business (a.k.a. trying to tax our soldiers via the Commissary) that would be a better. Military doesn't get paid enough, has to go to a foreign country where the spouse usually can't find a part-time job like they could in the states, things are more expensive, and they want to steal more of our money.

We give the average local community enough of our money via our presence. You don't thing we don't eat Bratwurst, drink beer, and buy other crap on the local economy?
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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 07:07:03 AM »
Dang! wish there was a PX within 50 miles of me, this is sweet.

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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 08:40:57 AM »
Dang! wish there was a PX within 50 miles of me, this is sweet.
Same here, closest one to me is 70 miles or more.
You can shop online though.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/commissary-military-service-exchange-mwr-access-extended-veterans-beginning-january/
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 02:04:59 PM »
Same here, closest one to me is 70 miles or more.
You can shop online though.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/commissary-military-service-exchange-mwr-access-extended-veterans-beginning-january/
Really?! i guess in hindsight that should be obvious but it hadnt crossed my mind. thanks

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Re: Great News For ALL Disabled Vets, PX Privileges!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 02:45:12 PM »
Will be shopping at a PX in a few days.

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 03:11:14 PM »
Will be shopping at a PX in a few days.

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Let us know what food prices are like.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 03:26:40 PM »
Let us know what food prices are like.

Just one or two things at the PX, and maybe something from Commissary.
Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

 

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