[...] the council asked the CSA to: * Fully fund the retirement services program at installations and garrisons. * Support changing military postal rules to authorize mail privileges for retirees overseas for parcels up to 5 pounds (unless restricted by host governments). * Complete the transition to standard job descriptions and grades for all full-time retirement services officers (RSOs) and standardize all part-time RSO positions with retirement services functions as their primary duty. * Establish RSOs at major Reserve and National Guard commands to ensure all retiring and retired Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their families and survivors are informed of retirement-related benefits and entitlements. * Eliminate the dependency and indemnity compensation offset to the survivor benefit plan annuity. * Authorize space-available air travel for surviving spouses. * Provide full, concurrent receipt of military retired pay and VA disability compensation for all eligible military retirees. * Urge the director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to establish a toll-free line for countries with sufficient beneficiary population, such as Germany and Korea. * Issue eligible surviving spouses a nonexpiring ID card at age 65.
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