Retiree Activities Office, Thailand

Retiree Activities Office, Thailand We are an all volunteer military retiree office that exists to assist US military retirees, their dependents, and Thai widows residing in Thailand.
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7 Sathorn Tai Road, 10120
Bangkok
10120

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contacting VA...Having encountered a need to change my Direct Deposit information for a disability claim, I have tried for several days to contact VA (VA.gov for changing Dir Dep info) with no joy. The site just keeps rejecting my inputs for nonsense reasons. Similarly, none of the phone lines has been responsive. Is anybody else having issues like these?
All, Bangkok Bank, Bkk, notified the RAO that as of this month, Bkk Bank NY will reject all DFAS payments unless the recipient has already filled out and submitted to DFAS the SF 1199-I found here. https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/manage/idd.html . You will remember this issue from last April, that DFAS was not in compliance with the new U.S. required IAT format for direct deposit. According to Bkk Bank Bangkok, the NY bank has accepted non-compliant deposits since then, but starting this month will reject. They informed us their records reflect over 300 individuals in Thailand are effected. They stated VA and Social Security ARE in compliance, those payments won't halt. They also told us they are reaching out to customers to inform them to fill out the form, bring it to Bkk Bank for signature, then mail or fax to DFAS (contact info is on link I sent). We know of one individual whose payment was rejected on the 15th, it was a State of Texas pension fund. Bkk Bank had sent him an email that went to his junk folder, so he had not seen. So, there is likely other institutions beyond DFAS that are affected, in that case they may have their own form that you need to complete. Contact your financial institution/agency for their requirement. My post will probably generate lots of questions, I can tell you the RAO has NO ADDITIONAL info other than what I have provided. Bottom line is - if you are affected, complete the form located at the link I provided, take to Bkk Bank for signature (I presume the one on SIlom road where we all signed up for the Direct Deposit feature), then mail or fax to DFAS.
WE are continuing the decade (or more) old “OMT Donation & Reduction of Waste Program” or HELP get rid of your “Old Medicines & Toiletries.” It started, I am told, when one US Military Retiree’s widow didn’t know what to do with her husbands old medications and KNEW it was NOT safe to just flush them down the toilet like many do... So another RAO volunteer started collecting “Old & Unused Medications” and taking them to BnH for either proper disposal, OR to use “Up Country” if they determine the medication is still valid. We ALSO can donate “UN-Used” toiletries items, FREE at most hotels, for “Up Country” Clinics and Hospitals... SIMPLY drop them off at the RAO’s library and “Our Guy” will take it from there... - BK out #bethechange #veterans #jusmagthai
https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/60590/disabled-veterans-eligible-free-national-park-service-lifetime-access-pass/ In case you haven’t heard of just another AWESOME #DAV or “Disabled US Military #Veteran “ benefit. AND my home state of Florida ALSO gives “Disabled Veterans” a FREE Pass to all their State’s Parks too!!! PS “I know a Guy” who operates a “Veteran owned/operated Disabled Veteran Charity” and can “maybe” help U get a “physical mailing address” and “official Florida (NO state income tax) residence” in case U need it... - BK out
By the way, if someone wants little or NO hassles from “Thai Immigration” one can apply for AND pay 250,000 - 500,000 Thai Baht for a “5-year Elite Visa” with a special airport VIP waiting room, “Express Lane” at #BKK airport AND SO MUCH MORE as it is SO good for “Thai Immigration’s secret #corruption business” of extorting money from “Farangs” instead of doing their damn mundane bureaucratic jobs in an ethical manner with true integrity. PS this is my personal view of the “Corrupt System” (ALL governments & businesses have some degree of corruption) we have in Thailand with their “Roque” Immigration “Police Officers” being their worse Corrupt Offenders and their “Minion Police Officer Clerks” simply being mostly mindless Buffoons who could EASILY be replaced, like they already have in Vietnam Immigration Offices AND at my home state of Florida’s DMV offices, with a computer or smart device APP! However then that would mean LESS Thai Bureaucracy, LESS Thai “Generals,” etc... PSS We can NOT change the world (or even Thailand), yet we CAN stand up for what is right and just!!! “#bethechange U want to see in our World!” - BK out
25 December 2019 (Christmas Day) As a Professional #FlyNow Network Multi-Media Journalist (Associated Press Partner since 2015 with our NO Negative News Agency Division) Producer, Executive Producer (The person who hopefully gets “The Money” to produce things), and TV & Movie Director...I KNOW that WE have a good opportunity here in #BKK (Bangkok) Thailand to do MORE!!! For example, “WE” (can show ANY-one the “How To”) CAN record more US Military #Veteran stories (Video or just Audio) at virtually ANY Place and ANY Time (like our #AFSOC “Air Commando Cowboy Bros” still do every day “in the fight.”) AND IF U want YOUR own personal “American Military Veteran story” recorded “one or some day” - simply catch me at JUSMAGTHAI’s RAO Division ANY T/W/R from 0930-1430 and we can “shoot,” record, and then publish your story like WE did for my #1 favorite story - World War II living legend Donald Alwine: https://vimeo.com/164112132 - BK out
Concerned Veterans for America Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW @Disabled American Veterans Veterans Party of America @We Are the mighty Every retiree collecting CRDP deserves to lose it. You broke the most solemn oath one service member can make to another service member. Noone left behind. You got your CRDP and immediately turned your back on the remaining 500,000+ retirees who do not meet the criteria instead of saying "thanks, but we'll wait until ALL retirees get it." How do you look at yourself in the mirror and feel any pride or self respect.
Direct link for latest “Ole Military Guys-Bangkok” (#OMGB) Radio Show: https://youtu.be/5jHXoObDfjw - BK out #flynow #bkk #veterans
We (JUSMAGTHAI-RAO Division - i.e. Director Thomas Friend and me) will be away from #BKK Thailand for a little bit and the office will re-open on Tuesday 14 January 2020. Enjoy the Holidays and Happy New Year 2020! - BK out
Hello, all. Has there been any news or discussion about how to meet Thai Immigration's new requirements for health insurance via Tricare / TFL? As aging military expats (the very definition of retirees in Thailand) buying Thai health insurance does not seem to be an acceptable answer due to expense, if even possible for some of us. I understand we chose to come here for all our various reasons but someone thought it was important enough to stand up an office (RAO) addressing our needs and concerns as expat retirees and this is most definitely a concern. Just looking to open a dialog, here. 🤔
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What's wrong with the main phone at JUSMAGTHAI, not working??