Benefits

Understanding Honorable Discharge: A Guide for Veterans

Updated: March 26, 2024

When a service member receives a good or excellent rating for their time spent in the military, they can receive an honorable discharge, making them eligible for certain benefits and privileges. Here’s what you need to know. The Meaning of Honorable Discharge As the name implies, you can be awarded an honorable discharge when you […]

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Understanding the PACT Act: Benefits and Eligibility for Veterans

Updated: February 28, 2024

The Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, commonly referred to as the PACT Act, was signed into law in 2022. It grants permanent VA healthcare eligibility to more than 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans. It declared 24 presumptive conditions tied to toxic exposure and established 31 new VA healthcare facilities while also granting VA […]

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Dual Military Couples

Benefits of Dual-Military Couples

Updated: December 15, 2023

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 […]

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Which Military Branch Has the Best Pay and Benefits?

Updated: December 15, 2023

If you’re considering a military career, you may wonder which military service has the best pay and benefits. Is it the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or Space Force? At a basic pay level, the answer is simple. The military pays the same regardless of branch, according to your pay grade and years […]

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Veterans May Be Eligible for Free or Discounted Internet

Updated: March 28, 2023

Veterans, survivors, and active duty members may be eligible for free or discounted internet, plus up to a $100 discount on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.  A new federal program, The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, offers discounted internet service and modest discounts on computers to qualifying applicants including active duty military, veterans, and surviving […]

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Medal of Honor: Benefits, History and Facts

Updated: December 23, 2022

The Medal of Honor (MOH) is the highest military medal a service member can earn. Created in the wake of the Civil War, the Medal of Honor is awarded to service members “who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty,” according to the […]

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The 20-20-20 Rule

What Is the 20/20/20 Rule For Military Spouses?

Updated: November 10, 2022

Former spouses of service members who divorce may continue to receive some military benefits, including Tricare coverage. The 20/20/20 rule refers to the requirements a divorced military spouse must meet to retain these benefits. 20/20/20 Benefit Requirements The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act protects some benefits of eligible former military spouses. According to Military […]

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2024 DIC Benefits and Rates

Updated: November 30, 2023

Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) rates will increase 3.2% in 2024 based on the Social Security Administration’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase. 2024 DIC Rates With the increase of 3.2%, DIC rates will jump from $1,562.74 to $1,612.75 in 2024. The 2024 DIC rates will be effective as of Dec. 1, 2023. DIC rates depend on […]

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Benefits

Updated: May 3, 2024

Active-duty U.S. military members are eligible to receive financial relief and protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA is a revision of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, which received significant updates in 2003. The act restricts or limits actions against military personnel currently serving on active duty. It […]

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TSA PreCheck Benefits for Servicemembers

Updated: November 3, 2022

TSA PreCheck allows for quicker security screening at more than 200 airports nationwide. If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces then you’re in luck – you can bypass that line and make it to your gate a whole lot faster with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck – for free. What is TSA PreCheck? […]

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