the latest Ventura Military Retiree Newsletter

“Serving Those Who Have Served”
March - April 2015
Published bi-monthly by NBVC Port Hueneme RAO. Have comments: Call 805-982-1023
This newsletter is for retirees of all the United States uniformed services, veterans, and their spouses and survivors. The articles
are to inform the reader concerning their benefits and changes that are taking place at the time of the writing. Because of limited
space the reader may be directed to the Internet or provided a telephone number for more information.
1. Hear Ye – Hear Ye (Town Hall Meeting)
2. Free Tax Help – Yes! It’s tax time again
All Ventura county military retirees & their families are encouraged to attend the NBVC’s
first full-up Military Retiree Town Hall/Information Fair on Saturday morning March 21th
Location of Retiree Fair
The Retiree Town Hall/Info Fair will kick off at 9 AM at the Duke’s Place with a welcome by Captain
Vasquez. Then you will have the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with a number on base and
community resources and subject matter experts. The fair will formally close at noon.
The subject matter experts (SMEs) will be available to discuss health, finance, VA, SSA and other retiree
benefits. They can answer any specific questions and concerns you might have.
The Ventura County Health Care Agency will have a mobile health bus and will be providing free
wellness screening.
Saturday’s Agenda
0830 Doors open
0900-0930 Captain’s Welcoming Message
0930 to NOON Opportunity to ask SME’s
your questions
Just A Few of the Participating Organizations
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
NBVC Clinic & Pharmacy
Military Officers Association of America
Tricare (UHC Military & Veterans)
Tricare – Delta Dental -United Healthcare,
Secure Horizons
US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Ventura County Veteran Services Office
This RAO will have a table at the Info Fair
and we encourage you to stop and visit with a
RAO volunteer to see how we can help you
and/or how you can help other military
retirees and their families.
Please tell all military retirees and SBP Annuitants that
you know about this event and encourage them to
attend. Think about sharing a ride that day.
Tax Help (continued)
Catholic Charities, 612 Spring Rd, #101, Moorpark
Housing Authority City of Ventura, 234 W. Vince St,
Ventura Job & Career Center, 4651 Telephone Rd,
SurePath Financial Solutions, 80 N. Wood Rd, #200,
East County Job & Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way,
#105, Simi Valley
Many Mansions Hillcrest Villas, 2726 E. Hillcrest Dr,
Thousand Oaks
Santa Clara Valley Neighborhood for Learning, 217 N.
10th St, Santa Paula
Fillmore Community Service Center, 828 Ventura St,
#200, Fillmore
What to bring:
Social Security card or ITIN for each family member,
W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2014, All 1099
forms for other income, Picture I.D. for each adult
filing, Last year’s tax return, Canceled check for direct
deposit of refund, Child Care provider information:
name, address, and Tax I.D. (if available)
Form 1095-A, if applicable
Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at any of these
eleven (11) VITA locations:
Free Community Tax Assistance
Free NBVC Tax Assistance
Free ARRP/IRS income tax preparation help will be
offered from 0900 to noon every Tuesday until April
14 at the Port Hueneme Community Center, 550 Park
Ave., Port Hueneme.
Free tax preparation is available for military retirees at
NBVC provided your income is $60,000 or less (check
your 2013 tax form to see if you are close). If your
income is more than $60,000 there will be a minimal
Hours are Monday to Friday 1130 to 1530. They will
be closed Friday Feb 13 and Friday April 2.
Location is at the Region Legal Service Office, Bldg.
1180, 2nd floor.
Bring all your W-2s, 1099-Rs, 1099-INT and 1099DIV. Also, if you have them, bring a copy of your
2013 Federal and State tax returns. For Direct
Deposit, you must have your bank routing and account
number, they are on your bank/credit union checks.
You must have an email address to register for this
For more information call (805) 982-4548.
No appointments are necessary and there are no
income level restrictions or age restrictions.
Call 805-986-6542 for more information.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Open now through April 11, 2015
If you earned under $53,000 in 2014, you can have
your taxes prepared and e-filed for FREE at a VITA
El Centrito Family Learning Centers, 450 S. "K"
St, Rm 114, Oxnard
City of Oxnard Housing Authority, 1500 Colonia
Rd, Oxnard
West Oxnard Job & Career Center, 635 S. Ventura Wed, April 15, 2015 is the deadline for filing your
2014 taxes. Please, please, please don’t wait until
Rd, Oxnard
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April to file.