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VA Loan Limit Rules

Updated: December 6, 2022

The VA home loan benefit is one that most consumers would be thrilled to have; a mortgage loan with no down payment, no VA-required mortgage insurance, and the lower interest rates commonly associated with government-backed home loan programs. The VA loan program has weathered many difficult times including the housing crisis of 2008, for much […]

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2023 Military Pay Charts (Projected)

Updated: October 25, 2022

Here are the projected 2023 military pay charts. Troops may see a 4.6% pay increase in 2023, according to the Employment Cost Index (ECI) formula and the draft 2023 defense budget. Lawmakers use the ECI formula for wages and salaries to help determine final military pay increases each year. Final increases are subject to change […]

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American Express Military Fee Waiver

Updated: November 3, 2022

There are many credit card options that feature perks for being a military member. You will find military fee waivers offered by a variety of high-profile credit cards including American Express, which means you may be eligible to access high-value credit cards (assuming the applicant is otherwise financially qualified) that can push your access to […]

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COLA Increase Watch 2023-2024

Updated: November 9, 2022

The 2023 COLA increase will be 8.7%, according to the Social Security Administration. It’s too early to figure out the 2024 COLA rate, but we’ll keep tracking inflation data and other factors that could impact the 2024 COLA increase here. 2022 – 2023 COLA The Social Security Administration announced the 8.7% COLA increase in October […]

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2023 VA Disability Rates

Updated: December 6, 2022

2023 VA disability rates received an 8.7% cost-of-living increase based on the Social Security Administration’s 2023 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). You can also find your VA disability pay rate using our 2023 VA disability compensation calculator. 2023 VA disability rates went into effect on Dec. 1, 2022. You can see prior years on our historic VA […]

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Airline Benefits for Military Families

Airline Benefits for Military Families

Updated: December 6, 2022

Airline travel benefits for military families vary greatly depending on the time of year, the airline, and the benefits you need. In general, it’s hard to pin down specific travel discounts for military members and their families since the travel industry is known for frequent changes, but the discounts you find online today for military […]

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Top 5 Benefits of the Army Reserve

Top 5 Benefits of the Army Reserve

Updated: December 6, 2022

Army Reservists proudly wear the title of Citizen-Soldier, but they are much different from full-time Soldiers in the Armed Forces. Serving in the Army Reserve is equivalent to having a part-time job. They maintain their full-time civilian career or attend school while serving at a location close to home. Reservists are responsible for attending training […]

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Veteran Burial Benefits

Veteran Burial Benefits: VA & Non-VA

Updated: December 6, 2022

There are a variety of veteran burial benefits provided by VA and non-VA sources. Claiming VA death benefits (including burial benefits) is never an easy thing to do, but early planning is the key to making sure a loved one’s final wishes are honored just as much as military service. Many veterans want to be […]

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Military and Veteran Discounts

Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services and Online Sites

Updated: November 16, 2022

2022 veterans and military discount list of hundreds of companies that offer military discounts to service members, retired military, veterans, spouses and their families. Featured Veterans Discounts Available All Year Military & Veterans Discounts Year Round Auto Car Rental Clothing & Shoes Computers, Electronics, Gaming Education Entertainment Eyewear Financial & Insurance Fitness Flowers & Gifts […]

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Veterans Day Free and Discounted Meals

2022 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts and Deals

Updated: November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, stores and restaurants across the nation show their thanks by providing a significant discount or a free meal to veterans and military service members. We compile Veterans Day offers for free meals and discounts and verify them throughout the year to ensure our list’s accuracy. While we’ve worked to verify each listing, […]

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Denny’s 2022 Veterans Day Deal

Updated: November 11, 2022

Denny’s restaurants will offer a free Veterans Day breakfast to veterans, active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Free Breakfast at Denny’s on Veterans Day 2022 You can score a free ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam’ at Denny’s from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Veterans Day.   Choose any […]

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How VA Disability Benefits Impact Social Security Payments

How VA Disability Affects SSA Benefits

Updated: November 2, 2022

Veterans who receive, or are eligible to receive, the Department of Veterans Affairs compensation for service-connected medical issues may be qualified to receive Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSDI. A second Social Security benefit, Social Security Insurance, offers government funds to help those in need (with or without military service). These benefits are […]

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Reserve & National Guard Retirement Points

How To Calculate Reserve or Guard Retirement Points

Updated: November 2, 2022

For Reserve and Guard service members, calculating military retirement pay is an important part of financial and life planning. Eligibility to receive military retirement pay is based on service points earned during service. Those points rely closely on the professional choices a service member makes. Do you need to know how to calculate Reserve or Guard […]

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2023 Military Pay

2023 Military Pay

Updated: October 25, 2022

United States military members will likely see their largest-ever pay increase in 2023 – a 4.6% hike, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Cost Index (ECI) and the draft 2023 defense budget. The White House released its 2023 defense budget proposal in March, and so far congress has upheld the 4.6% bump. Basic […]

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