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SNAP Benefits

SNAP Benefits

Updated: November 7, 2023

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. SNAP benefits are announced in August each year, and go into effect from October […]

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Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About

10 Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About

Updated: December 24, 2022

Many veterans know about the basic health care and education benefits available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Numerous other programs exist to help veterans and their families with valuable benefits like financial assistance for medical care. Even within the health care and education programs there are little-known benefits to improve the lives […]

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VA Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care

Updated: November 3, 2022

The VA Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care is available to all qualifying veterans who are enrolled in VA Health Care. This is a service for veterans who have a “clinical need” for help with basic daily living activities. There are important things veterans and family members should know about this type of VA health […]

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Child Care Aware of America

Updated: December 24, 2022

Child Care Aware of America is a nonprofit program designed to help families, including military families, who need help with childcare. The agency provides referrals, tools and resources nationwide. These services are available to a variety of communities including military families and Department of Defense civilian families. Child Care Aware of America offers help for […]

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VA Information Veterans Living Overseas

VA Information For Veterans Living Overseas

Updated: November 8, 2022

Not all service members who retire or separate from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps decide to start a new life in the civilian sector in the United States. Some decide to remain overseas, or return to a favorite overseas location instead of going back “home.” What help, if any, is available from […]

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Parents' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Updated: December 27, 2023

Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a tax-free income-based monthly benefit for the parent(s) of military service members who died in the line of duty. Parents of veterans who died from a service-related injury or illness are also eligible. Parental DIC is subject to total household income limits, including your spouse’s income. Biological and adoptive […]

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Social Security

Social Security 2024

Updated: December 27, 2023

Social Security payments will see an 3.2% cost-of-living increase in 2024, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced. The increase affects roughly 70 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries.  That means the average retiree will receive an additional $50 per month in Social Security income. 2024 Social Security and SSDI Effective & Payment Dates: […]

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Military Benefits

Military & Veterans Benefits

Updated: December 23, 2022

Military Benefits for U.S. Armed Forces Members, Veterans and Military Families Complete coverage on the military benefits provided by the military, federal and local government and private and public institutions. Do You Qualify for Veterans Benefits? Exchanges, Commissaries, MWRs, ARCs AAFES Online Shopping For Veterans Armed Forces Recreation Centers Base Force Support Squadron Commissaries Exchanges […]

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VA Benefits Guide

VA Benefits Guide

Updated: November 4, 2022

New veterans quickly learn there are many areas of life where Veteran Administration benefits apply which include education, homeownership and healthcare. There are financial advantages designed to help in the transition out of military service and into civilian life. VA benefits are offered to both currently serving service members and those who have retired or […]

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The Military and Olympic Training

The Military and Olympic Training

Updated: November 4, 2022

Did you know the U.S. military allows qualifying service members to participate in Olympic-level training in order to compete internationally? According to the Air Force official site, the first active-duty military member to win an Olympic gold medal was Air Force Airman Malvin G. Whitfield, who won gold in 800-meter for track and field in […]

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