Joe Wallace




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off-duty employment for military members

Off-Duty Employment for Military Members

Updated: December 23, 2022

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 […]

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Can a Veteran Legally Work With A 100% Military Disability Rating?

Can I Work With a 100% Military Disability Rating?

Updated: December 23, 2022

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 […]

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Coronavirus Cases in the United States Military

Coronavirus Cases in the US Military

Updated: December 28, 2022

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 […]

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How Does Reserve Pay Work?

How Does Reserve Pay Work?

Updated: December 23, 2022

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 […]

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State Run Veteran Home Loan Programs

State-Run Veteran Friendly Home Loan Programs

Updated: April 28, 2022

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 […]

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VA Home Loan Credit Score Requirements

VA Home Loan Credit Score Requirements

Updated: January 23, 2023

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 […]

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