Can you deliver food to a military base if you drive for Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub, or other delivery services? It’s a question many delivery drivers find themselves asking whenever an order comes up with a base or post address. Additionally, those living or working on military installations may wonder if they can receive […]
When two military members marry, they become a dual-military couple, also known as a mil-to-mil couple. Different branches of service may use other terms. Dual-military couples are relatively common. According to Human Performance Resources by CHAMP, nearly 7% of active-duty service members and nearly 3% of reserve and Guard members are in mil-to-mil marriages. Dual-military […]
Ever since the announcement of the United States Space Force (USSF), there have been many contemplating the types of military careers that could happen as a result of having a new branch of military service. Once the Space Force became a reality, it brought a wave of interest not only from those who are considering […]
How does Reserve pay work? If you’re considering a career as a Reservist, understanding the factors that determine your monthly earnings for drill weekends and mobilization to serve on active duty is important. Reserve pay functions like active duty pay in some respects but is quite different than others. Knowing the difference is huge, especially […]
It is common for service members to accept off-duty employment whether they are assigned to a stateside base or overseas. The military regulates off-duty employment, and service members are required to observe these regulations, regardless of where they take a second job or the nature of that employment. Off-Duty Employment: Regulated at Five Levels Accepting […]
Can you work with a 100% military disability rating? What are the implications? The answers may surprise you, in part because of some misconceptions about how the Department of Veterans Affairs applies the term “disability” to its ratings. Quick Answer: A veteran can generally still work while receiving VA disability, but not always. What Is […]
There have been important developments in the Department of Defense’s war on COVID-19. The DoD has entered into partnerships with civilian industry, modified travel restriction guidance, and continues to fight coronavirus at home and abroad. With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2023, came a requirement to rescind Secretary of Defense Lloyd […]
There are many state-run programs unrelated to the VA offered to qualifying veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers the VA Home Loan program, designed to help eligible veterans and certain qualified surviving spouses of veterans to buy affordable homes. But the VA home loan benefit isn’t the only home buying program designed to help […]
What are the credit score requirements for a VA mortgage? The basic answer to this question may surprise you. The VA Lender’s Handbook (VA Pamphlet 26-7) indicates no VA-required minimum FICO score to qualify for the loan. That does NOT mean there are no minimum FICO score rules, just that the Department of Veterans Affairs […]
Unfortunately, meeting the military service requirements for VA home loan doesn’t mean you automatically qualify. You need an acceptable credit score and overall good financial health to qualify. However, requirements around credit and overall financial health can vary by lender. Here we explain how to get a VA loan with poor or bad credit and […]
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