A VA program called VET TEC offers financial assistance to qualifying GI Bill beneficiaries who want to pursue a technology-based career in various high-tech fields. However, the program may be in trouble due to a problem with housing stipend payments. What Is VET TEC? The description of the Department of Veterans Affairs VET TEC pilot… Read more »
Military & Veteran Benefits
This generation of veterans and servicemembers have access to the best benefits of any era in history. From the VA Home Loan program, to the GI Bill you can save you money, enhance your career opportunities and even change your life. Don’t miss out on any of the military and veteran benefits you have earned.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report in 2024 noting that military veterans attending college seek mental health care “at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the veteran population.” That’s unsurprising, given the stress in a student veteran’s life. Still, the GAO report notes that these students (those who self-identify as needing… Read more »
In recent years, there have been many headlines rightfully complaining about the living and working conditions on military bases. Black mold in the barracks, contaminated drinking water, and a lack of response to tenant complaints are only some of the many complaints about military bases and base housing. Military Housing Fix Strategy Announced by the… Read more »
Military members deployed overseas face plenty of potential financial hardship. Junior enlisted are typically the first to suffer if food allowances are reduced. Learn more.
Military members exposed to agent orange but did not serve overseas are now being included in an expansion of VA benefits for those exposed during the Vietnam War and other service eras.
Child care for military families may be getting more affordable. The Department of Defense has announced steps to reduce on-base child care costs for what the DoD describes as “lower-income military families” at bases around the globe. Learn more.
TRICARE has announced new healthcare provider contracts and expanded services, all scheduled to take effect in 2025. There are several changes with those contracts that TRICARE officials believe will bring improvements, such as more flexibility for in-network care, more telemedicine options, and improved care transfers during PCS moves. Some of these changes were meant to… Read more »
The PACT Act, also known as the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, has helped over 100 thousand veterans who signed up for PACT Act benefits since 2022. Some benefits promised under the Act aren’t active at press time, though some seek to change that. The Department of Veterans Affairs describes the act as a… Read more »
Lawmakers have introduced a bill meant to help veterans avoid foreclosures on VA home loans in the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even at press time in 2024, the economic effects of COVID are still being felt, and the veteran community is especially vulnerable to home loan default because of economic hardship. There are… Read more »
TRICARE and FEDVIP Dental and Vision Rates 2024 Here are the dental and vision coverage costs in 2024 for the healthcare plans listed below. These rates do not necessarily apply to all beneficiaries. Read the fine print of your healthcare plan carefully. TRICARE is a healthcare insurance option offered to qualifying military members, their families,… Read more »