Dual Military Couples

Benefits of Dual-Military Couples

Updated: May 30, 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: May 16, 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

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 9, 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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2023 DIC Benefits and Rates (8.7% Increase)

Updated: December 24, 2022

Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) rates increased 8.7% in 2023, based on the Social Security Administration’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase and the signing of the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022. DIC rates are effective as of Dec. 1, 2022. 2023 DIC Rates DIC rates depend on your relationship to the Veteran (spouse, child […]

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Benefits

Updated: November 9, 2022

Active-duty U.S. military members are eligible to receive financial relief and protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA, formerly known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, is a federal law enacted in 2003 that restricts or limits actions against military personnel currently serving on active duty. The act was designed […]

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TSAPreCheck is a useful military benefit

TSA PreCheck Benefits for Servicemembers

Updated: November 2, 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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Military Retirement Benefits

Military Retirement Benefits

Updated: November 7, 2022

When you become retirement-eligible as a military member, what military retirement benefits can you look forward to after you’ve started transitioning to life as a civilian? The more you know about retirement benefits before your journey begins, the better. Things To Do, Pre-Retirement Before you go into official retired military status, there are some benefits […]

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SNAP Benefits

SNAP Benefits

Updated: October 26, 2022

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families purchase nutritious food. More than 20,000 military families, 213,000 members of the National Guard and reserve and 1.1 million veterans need SNAP to make ends meet, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. » MORE: Shop deals & SNAP-eligible groceries on Amazon Who Qualifies for SNAP SNAP […]

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