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Veterans Retired Reserve Entitlements

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(Retired, not yet receiving retired pay)

Retiree


(At least age 60 and receiving retired pay)

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ID Card Member: DD 2 (RES) Member: DD2 (RET) Obtain the DD 2 (RES) and DD 1173-1 at any reserve component ID card-issuing facility with a copy of 20 year letter and transfer or separation orders.  Obtain the DD 2 (RET) and the DD 1173 at any ID card-issuing facility with a copy of retirement orders.
Facilities Exchanges YES YES  
       
Commissary YES (UNLIMITED) YES (UNLIMITED)  
       
Shoppettes YES YES  
       
Service Station YES YES Gasoline coupons are not available OCONUS
       
Physical Fitness Center YES YES  
       
Lodging YES YES Military lodging is available on a limited basis.  Space-A is first come, first served.  Armed Forces recreation centers (AFRC) Lodging is available to all ID card holders.  Guest houses are available on a limted basis.
       
Theater YES YES  
       
Rec Center YES YES  
       
Officer/NCO/ENL Club YES YES  
       
Laundry/Dry Cleaning YES YES  
       
Bowling Alleys YES YES
       
Beverage Stores YES YES  
       
Libraries YES YES  
       
MWR Facilities YES YES  
       
Barber/Beauty Shop YES YES  
       
Check Cashing YES YES  
       
Medical Facilities Member: No, except on ADT or AD
Family Memebers: NO
Member: YES Family
Members: YES
 
       
Tricare Member: NO
Family Members: NO
Member: YES Until Age 65
Family Members: YES Until Age 65
Eligibility for Tricare for life begins at age 65.
       
Space-A Travel Member: YES, CONUS Only
Family Members: NO
Member: YES
Family Members: OCONUS Only
 
       
SATO Travel YES YES  
       
Legal Assistance YES YES  
       
Survivor Assistance YES YES  
       
Casualty Assistance YES YES  
       
Family Services YES YES  
       
VA Benefits YES, If Vet YES  
       
Service-Members Group Life INS (SGLI) NO NO There are exceptions based on reserve status.  Visit the VA Webpage for details.
       
Veterans Group Life INS (VGLI) YES, If eligible and requested YES, If eligible and requested There are exceptions based on reserve status.  Visit the VA Webpage for details.
       
State Benefits See State Representative See State Representative  
       
Long Term Care Insurance YES, If eligible and requested YES, if eligible and requested Visit www.ltcfeds.com for more information