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2022 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts and Deals

Updated: September 5, 2022

Many restaurants across the nation show their thanks by providing a significant discount or a free meal to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day. We compile each Veterans Day free meal and discount throughout the year and independently verify them to ensure accuracy. While we’ve worked to verify each, some locations may […]

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2023 Military Pay Charts (Projected)

Updated: June 29, 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: July 1, 2021

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 2022-2023

Updated: August 13, 2022

What might the 2023 cost of living allowance (COLA) increase look like? It’s too early to tell definitively, but we’ll keep tracking inflation data and other factors that could impact 2023 COLA rates here. 2022 COLA Back in October, the Social Security Administration announced a 5.9% COLA increase for 2022 for nearly 70 million Social […]

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2022 VA Disability Rates

Updated: March 30, 2022

2022 VA Disability Rates saw a 5.9% cost-of-living increase based on the Social Security Administration’s 2022 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Congress passed legislation in early October to increase veterans’ disability compensation and other benefits in tandem with the Social Security COLA. The VA makes annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to VA disability benefits to ensure […]

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Post 9/11 GI Bill increase announced for August

Post 9/11 GI Bill Increase Announced For August

Updated: September 3, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced increases in the Post-9/11 GI Bill for the 2022 academic year. These rates are effective from Aug. 1, 2022-July 31, 2023. The GI Bill covers all tuition and fees for in-state students attending public schools. For those attending private or foreign schools, the maximum tuition and fee reimbursement […]

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How to Set Up VA Direct Deposit for Benefits

Updated: September 2, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays disability, pension and education benefits associated with your military service. You can get these payments quickly and safely when you set up VA direct deposit to your bank account. Setting up and changing your VA direct deposit is simple as long as you know where to go. The […]

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Military Discounts on Health and Fitness

Updated: September 1, 2022

Editor’s Note: The military and veteran discounts we found below are subject to change without notice. Verify discounts before purchase by following the links below. Maintaining physical fitness can help military and veteran families deal with unique stressors that come with the military lifestyle. Staying fit and healthy isn’t easy, and it’s not always cheap. […]

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How VA Health Care Works With Other Health Insurance

Updated: September 1, 2022

The Veterans Health Administration offers first-class health care to eligible veterans. Enrollment in VA health care fulfills the Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage requirement. Despite this, the VA encourages veterans to keep their private insurance – like Tricare – which can help pay for services the VA doesn’t cover, such as non-service connected conditions. While […]

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Labor Day 2022 Military Discounts

Updated: August 31, 2022

Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Each year, we compile a list of military discounts offered by retailers to the military community on Labor Day. Check back for updates as we continue to add to our Labor Day discounts list for 2022. For a full list of discounts available year-round, visit our military […]

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer Benefits to Spouse or Dependents

Post-9/11 GI Bill – Transfer Benefits to Spouse or Dependents

Updated: August 31, 2022

Can you transfer your GI Bill benefits to your spouse or children? Yes. In June 2009, the Department of Defense outlined the rules for transferring your GI Bill benefit to your dependents, and then updated them in 2018. Here’s what you need to know. Who Is Eligible to Transfer GI Bill Benefits? According to DOD, […]

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2023 BAH Rates - Basic Allowance for Housing

2023 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates

Updated: July 10, 2022

Military service members may receive a 4.2% Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate increase  in 2023, according to the draft 2023 defense budget. Proposed 2023 BAH increases are subject to change during the FY2023 defense budget legislative process. BAH covers 95% of housing expenses while service members pay the remaining 5% out of pocket. However, […]

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Personal Loans for Military Members and Veterans

Updated: July 7, 2022

Veterans and current military members might consider applying for a personal loan for several reasons. The cost of permanent change of station moves is one. Those moving from low-cost to high-cost areas may need more money up front for security deposits, storage fees and other expenses. In these instances, they may want to know how […]

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2023 Military Pay

2023 Military Pay

Updated: June 29, 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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