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 benefits you have earned.

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Military Benefits Changes and Updates 2022

VET TEC

VET TEC: The GI Bill Alternative for High Tech Training

VET TEC is a VA education benefit offered to service members who are just about to leave military service or who have already done so. It offers an alternative to the GI Bill for those in search of job training in high-tech fields. Learn more.

VALife

VA to Replace Life Insurance Program in 2023

In 2021, Public Law 116-315 was passed, intended to do many things including the modernization of the VA life insurance program to replace an older version. In the past, the Department of Veterans offered enrollment options for a life insurance program to veterans with VA-rated disabilities. This insurance, known as Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance or… Read more »

TRICARE pharmacy

Thousands of Rural Pharmacies to Depart TRICARE Network

In October of 2022, some 400 thousand TRICARE beneficiaries could be forced to search for a new retail pharmacy as thousands of rural pharmacies depart the network. In 2021, Walmart left the TRICARE pharmacy network. It was a move widely reported at the time as being associated with a dispute with the TRICARE pharmacy management… Read more »

Increased BAH

DoD Announces Housing Allowance Increases for 2022

Service members in high-cost housing markets are getting financial relief thanks to the orders in a September 22, 2022, Memorandum from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. There are multiple directives in that Memorandum, including a review of the 2023 Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) calculations to keep BAH current with “unusually dynamic fluctuations in the… Read more »

VA disability pay

How to File for a VA Disability Increase

When you retire or separate from military service, submitting claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs for service-connected medical issues is a very important step in your out processing. If you have an illness or injury caused or aggravated by military service, you may be entitled to VA compensation for those medical issues. And in… Read more »

FEDVIP open season

Federal Benefits Open Season 2022

Federal Benefits Open Season 2022 begins November 14 and ends December 12, 2022. This open season is for enrolling or changing healthcare under FEDVIP, also known as the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. This coverage is not the same as TRICARE; it is separate from that health insurance program but may require enrollment… Read more »

TRICARE

TRICARE: A Comprehensive Guide

When you join the United States military, you become eligible for healthcare coverage under the military’s health insurance program, TRICARE. For those who serve this is not optional, but for dependents and spouses, there are ways to use TRICARE as their main coverage or as a supplement to health insurance they get elsewhere through an… Read more »

TRICARE

TRICARE Qualifying Life Events and Your Health Insurance

When you enroll in TRICARE, your status as a single or married service member determines the type of coverage you’ll enroll in. So does your status as an active duty service member. When these things change, they may be considered Qualifying Life Events, which provides an opportunity to modify your TRICARE coverage within a 90-day… Read more »

TRICARE and other health insurance

Using Other Health Insurance Besides TRICARE

TRICARE is a healthcare program for military members and their families. This health coverage is offered to qualifying military members on active duty, in the Guard and Reserve, veterans, and military retirees. TRICARE is also offered to surviving spouses and dependents, and even “certain former spouses” according to TRICARE.mil. TRICARE is offered stateside, overseas, and… Read more »

VA Announces Abortion Counseling and Access In Limited Cases

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will provide access to abortion counseling and services in limited cases. Following the overturn of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court, the VA was faced with a dilemma. The Supreme Court’s decision effectively put state law in charge of deciding the legality of certain medical procedures… Read more »