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

TRICARE for active duty

TRICARE for Active Duty Service Members

TRICARE is the United States military healthcare program for active duty military members and their families. When you start your career in the Armed Forces, you are covered by TRICARE from the moment you ship out to boot camp, and you will later formally enroll in TRICARE on behalf of yourself and your family. Military… Read more »

TRICARE for retirees

TRICARE for Active Duty Military Retirees

Many who retire from active duty military service are a decade or more away from qualifying for Medicare or other age-based services. Your choices for healthcare will be affected by this, and your location (stateside or overseas) is another factor to consider when planning your health care coverage. For the purposes of this article, the… Read more »

military retirement

Military Benefits Guide: Veterans & Military Retirees

Veterans’ & Military Retirees’ Comprehensive Military Benefits Guide There are benefits for military retirees, and benefits for veterans who have separated from the military without retiring. Those who retire typically have more options than those who separate. But that doesn’t mean a lack of certain options for those who separated before getting enough time in… Read more »

GI Bill

New GI Bill Reporting Law Eases Burden On School Officials

The Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. The Act, which became law on August 26, 2022, is designed to help participating schools eliminate red tape and paperwork related to the GI Bill, and addresses something called the “35% exception” to earlier rules designed to enhance… Read more »

BAH rates

Military Housing Benefits Can’t Keep Up with Rising Housing Costs

It’s a growing issue; military members and their families stationed in America are struggling to keep up with local rents, and the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) isn’t enough in many cases to help. Fortune Magazine reported in 2022 that the Basic Allowance For Housing, paid according to rank and adjusted each year, isn’t… Read more »

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Is a Major Cost-Of-Living Adjustment Coming for Disabled Veterans and Retirees?

Is a major cost of living adjustment or COLA on the way for military retirees and veterans who collect VA compensation for service-connected medical issues? Many believe so due to the fact that VA COLA is tied to the Social Security Administration’s annual cost of living adjustment update. That update is determined by increases in… Read more »

Guard / Reserve Retirement

Retirement Pay for Guard and Reserve Members

If you are in the National Guard or the Reserve, you earn points toward retirement while serving part-time and when called to active service. You qualify for military retirement as a member of a Reserve Component once you have reached 20 creditable years of military service. What does it take to make it to retirement… Read more »

TRICARE for Guard and Reserve

TRICARE for National Guard and Reserve Members

Members of the National Guard, Reserves, and their families may be eligible for TRICARE. Eligibility depends on the service member’s status and may vary as a result. Learn more.

free childcare national guard

Free Childcare for National Guard On Its Way

Pilot Program for Free Childcare Will Improve the Lives of National Guard Families If you are in the National Guard in the following states you may soon be able to receive free childcare during your drill weekend. Massachusetts New Hampshire New Mexico Ohio Virginia Washington According to an article on Military.com, there will be a… Read more »

Military Child Care Basics

The Department of Defense recognizes that childcare for military families is one of the most critical military quality-of-life issues within the DoD. Choosing the right childcare is crucial; paying for it can be daunting on a limited budget and junior enlisted troops know all too well how difficult it can be to balance military duty… Read more »