CG National Retiree Help Desk (NRHD) Notice - New Toll Free Phone Number

has a new toll free number: (833)224-6743

The National Retiree Help Desk (NRHD) Help Desk is available to assist and / or to answer any questions that a retiree or a retiree spouse has regarding benefits (other than those relating to pay), health care issues, assistance in obtaining important forms and/or papers, etc. 

Contact by phone or e-mail:

Questions concerning pay should be directed to the Pay & Personnel Center's Retiree and Annuitant Services (PPC (RAS) Branch 

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Makes Your Mouth and Your Wallet Smile

July is a good time for a reminder of why having comprehensive dental coverage under the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) makes good financial sense.

When seeing a participating TRDP network dentist — who has agreed to accept reduced fees and will file all claims paperwork — TRDP enrollees get two routine exams, a set of x-rays and two cleanings (or three for diagnosed diabetics) at 100% of the program’s allowed amount with no out-of-pocket expenses. In most cases, TRDP enrollees will save more money on just these routine services than they would pay in annual premiums—and will have more of their $1,300 annual maximum left to pay for other services offered by the TRDP, such as root canals, oral surgery, crowns, bridges and dental implants. In addition to the annual maximum, each TRDP enrollee also gets a separate $1,200 dental accident maximum and a lifetime orthodontic maximum of $1,750.For more information on saving money and maintaining and improving your dental health with the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, please visit today. You can also email Diana Laux your Western Region Delta Dental Federal Programs Representative at

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) is available to all military retirees (including “gray area” retirees under age 60) and their eligible family members, unremarried surviving spouses and their eligible children, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible immediate family members.  The program covers cleanings, exams, fillings, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery and dental accidents on the first day that coverage becomes effective; after 12 months of being in the program, it then covers crowns, bridges, partials, braces and dental implants.  (New retirees who enroll within four months after retirement from the Uniformed Services or transfer to Retired Reserve status are eligible to waive the 12-month waiting period for major services; supporting documentation is required)

CG missions eligible for Combat Related Special Compensation

Members receiving VA disability compensation deducted from their retirement pay and not reimbursed by the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) program should look into possible eligibility for the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program, which was recently expanded to include CG hazardous missions, including law enforcement and search and rescue.  Like the CRDP, CRSC restores VA offsets and provides the disability compensation tax free.  See details here:

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