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Military Servicemembers Life Insurance Programs

Life insurance programs are valuable benefits offered to qualified military servicemembers and veterans. Current members of the military can choose from several life insurance programs [more…]

Military Medical Retirement versus VA Disability

Military medical retirement is intended to compensate for a military career cut short because of disability. Typically, a medical retirement is issued when a medical condition is severe enough to interfere [more…]

Divorce and Its Effects on Military Retirement Pay

Should military pay be considered community property when there is a divorce, and divided between the retiree and his/her spouse? In 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that military retirement pay couldn’t [more…]

Is a Veteran's Military Retirement Pay Taxable?

Yes, a veteran's military retirement pay is subject to federal income tax. The amount of federal tax deducted from a veteran's retirement pay each month is based on the number of exemptions indicated on [more…]

Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents of Veterans

Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance is an education benefit for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. Spouses and children can receive education benefits even if the veteran is [more…]

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for a Veteran’s Survivors

Dependency Indemnity Compensation, or DIC, is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of deceased veterans — a spouse, unmarried child, and in some cases, parent. For survivors to qualify for Dependency [more…]

Receiving a Veterans Death Pension

The VA will pay a veterans death pension to a spouse who has not remarried or to an unmarried child of a deceased wartime veteran. A veterans death pension is a needs-based benefit and is payable only [more…]

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) is a life insurance program for a veteran's survivors. Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance is designed to pay off the home mortgage of a severely disabled veteran [more…]

Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance (S-DVI)

Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance (S-DVI) is life insurance designed specifically for veterans with service-connected disabilities. S-DVI is available as term, modified, or ordinary life insurance and [more…]

Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is life insurance offered exclusively to veterans. Post –separation, a veteran can convert his SGLI coverage to renewable term insurance. You can convert your SGLI [more…]

Which Veterans are Eligible for Military Burial?

Most, but not all, veterans are eligible for veterans burial and memorial benefits. As a veteran, military and even private burial expenses may be covered. Burial at Arlington may even be permitted under [more…]

Veteran Funeral Benefits: What Expenses are Covered?

The VA or the state will pay some of the expenses incurred in the burial of our country's veterans. Not every veterans funeral expense is covered, although most of the normal expenses you might incur will [more…]

What Military Funeral Honors are Provided for Veterans?

Military funeral honors for veterans are provided by the Department of Defense. Military services have a long tradition of providing funeral honors for fallen veterans of their branches. However, during [more…]

Arrange Military Funerals for Veterans

A veteran can receive a military funeral in a military or private cemetery. The choice affects how arrangements are made for that veteran’s military funeral. Here are your choices for a military veterans [more…]

Get Veterans Markers, Headstones, Medallions, Flags and Presidential Certificates

Most, but not all, veterans are eligible for veterans burial and memorial benefits, including a special marker, medallion, or headstone, a memorial flag, and a signed certificate from the President. [more…]

Veterans Eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitiation & Employment (Chapter 31)

The VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program helps veterans who have service-connected disabilities get and keep a job. The VR&E Program [more…]

Get Veterans VR&E Benefits beyond Education and Training

The VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program helps veterans who have service-connected disabilities get and keep a job. The VR&E Program [more…]

Patriot Express Veterans Small Business Loans

Veterans who want to start a business should checkout the Patriot Express Veterans Small Business Loan program. Patriot Express is administered by the SBA [more…]

How to Qualify as a Veteran to Shop at an Exchange

Not all veterans are authorized to shop in exchanges on military bases base-exchanges, post exchanges, commissaries, and the like. Qualified veterans can shop in any of the four exchange systems, regardless [more…]

Veteran Vacation at the Armed Forces Vacation Club

The Armed Forces Vacation Club is an inexpensive vacation option for veterans and their families. The Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) is a collection of time-share condominiums that are rented out to [more…]

How Veterans Can Apply for GI Bill Benefits

Applying for benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (ADMGIB), and the Selected Reserve GI Bill (SRMGIB) is rather easy, considering these programs are administered by the [more…]

Veterans Vacations at Armed Forces Resorts

Qualifying veterans can relax at luxury vacation resorts known as Armed Forces Recreation Centers. For military members and veterans, Armed Forces Recreation Center resorts [more…]

How Veterans Can Use GI Bill Benefits

The GI Bill helps veterans get the education needed to find civilian employment. Both the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill offer education benefits to veterans that can be used to pay for education [more…]

Military Retirement Homes for Veterans

The U.S. government operates two retirement homes for certain military veterans: the Armed Forces Retirement Home Gulfport and the Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington. Retired officers that aren't [more…]

Ten Steps for Applying for a Veterans VA Home Loan

The VA home loan program is a great benefit. With a VA home loan, it is easier for veterans to finance a home than most commercial loan programs, and there is no required down payment and no required private [more…]

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