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BENEFITS — From pay to the GI Bill, from home loans to health care -- learn about the benefits you qualify for as a U.S. servicemember, veteran, or retiree.



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GENERAL BENEFITS





Basic Pay Charts (Enlisted)






Basic Pay Charts (Officer)






Deployment Center






Military Report



DEATH AND BURIAL 





* Death & Burial Overview *



Arlington National Cemetery



Burial Flags



Burial in National Cemeteries



Death & Burial Benefits: Eligibility



Death & Burial: Funeral Honors



Death Gratuity



Headstone and Marker Emblems



Headstones and Markers



National Cemeteries Listing



Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance



State Cemeteries



State Cemeteries Listing




DEPENDENT CARE 





Dependency and Indemnity Compensation




DEPLOYMENT 





Active Duty Deployment



Deployment and the Family



Deployment Center



Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve




GI BILL 





* GI Bill (Active Duty & Veteran) *



Background



Counseling



Eligibility Details (Active Duty & Veteran)



How the GI Bill Works for You (Active Duty & Veteran)



How to Apply (Active Duty & Veterans)



Payments Table (Active Duty & Veteran): FY2003



Payments Table (Active Duty & Veteran): FY2004



What's New with the GI Bill? (Active Duty & Veteran)




INSURANCE 





* Veterans Life Insurance Overview *



Assistance With Insurance



Life Insurance Tips



Long Term Care Insurance



Renters Insurance



Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance



Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)




RESERVE AND GUARD BENEFITS 





Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve




RETIREE HEALTH CARE 





Medicare




SOCIAL SECURITY 





* Social Security Overview *



Amounts of Benefits



Benefits Available to You



Benefits May Be Taxable



Bigger Benefits by Additional Work



Credits Necessary for Retirement and Survivor Benefits



Disability Benefits



Earned Income After Social Security Starts



Estimating Retirement Benefits



How Members Earn Credit



Insurance Coverage



Lump-Sum Death Payment



Medicare



Payments into Social Security Trust Funds



Reduced Benefits as Early as 62





Military Reunions



Hundreds of military reunions take place each year. Check to see if you have a reunion coming up, or post a notice about a reunion you are planning. Click here.

SPACE A TRAVEL 





* Space A Travel Center *



Space A Eligibility



Space A Gateways



Space A Lodging




SSCRA 





* Soldiers & Sailors Relief Act Overview *



Default Judgments



Health Insurance Reinstatement



Installment Contracts and Mortgage Foreclosures



Insurance Protection



Maximum Rate of Interest



Rent Protection



SSCRA FAQs



Statute of Limitations



Stay of Execution of Judgments/Attachments



Stay of Proceedings



Taxation



Termination of Lease




SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN 





* Survivor Benefits Plan Overview *



Election Changes



Election Options



SBP and Taxes



SBP Annuity



SBP Premiums



Supplemental SBP



The Social Security Offset



Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA)




TRICARE 





* TRICARE Overview *



Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System



Family Care Authorized



Family Care Not Authorized



Priority of Care



TRICARE Cost Co-Pay Schedule



TRICARE Extra



TRICARE Overseas



TRICARE Pharmacy Options



TRICARE Prime



TRICARE Prime Remote



TRICARE Service Centers



TRICARE: Program For Persons With Disabilities




USERRA 





* USERRA Overview *



Employer Discrimination



Health Care



Reemployment



USERRA Definitions



USERRA: Frequently Asked Questions




VA LOANS 





* VA Loan Center *



Loan Pre-Approval



VA Home Loan Guide



VA Loan Certificate of Eligibility



VA Loan Eligibility Calculator



VA-Foreclosed Homes




VETERAN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING 





Job Boards








EDUCATION — Learn about the wide variety of education programs and benefits available to military personnel, and connect with schools that value military experience.



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GENERAL EDUCATION





* Education Overview *






College Credit for Military Service






Connect with Military-Friendly Schools






DANTES Distance Learning Programs






Education Incentives






Scholarship Search






School Finder






Tuition Top-Up Program






Tutorial Assistance Program






Work-Study Program



GI BILL 





* GI Bill (Active Duty & Veteran) *



Background



Counseling



Eligibility Details (Active Duty & Veteran)



How the GI Bill Works for You (Active Duty & Veteran)



How to Apply (Active Duty & Veterans)



Payments Table (Active Duty & Veteran): FY2003



Payments Table (Active Duty & Veteran): FY2004



What's New with the GI Bill? (Active Duty & Veteran)




RESERVE AND GUARD EDUCATION 





Background



Counseling





Getting Education Benefits Is Easy



Using your GI Bill benefits to earn the degree or certificate you want is easy. We have already found the military-friendly schools that will help you succeed. Get free information today.

SERVICE-SPECIFIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS 





Air Force Aid Society: Policies and Programs



Army High School Completion Program



Army Student Loan Repayments



Community College of the Air Force



Family Member Educational Assistance Programs



Sailor/Marine American Council On Education Registry Transcript (SMART)




TUITION ASSISTANCE 





* Tuition Assistance Overview *



Air Force Tuition Assistance



Army Tuition Assistance



Coast Guard Tuition Assistance



Marine Corps Tuition Assistance



Navy Tuition Assistance








FAMILY — Learn about programs, services, and non-military organizations that can help out servicemembers' families.



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GENERAL FAMILY





* Family & Individual Help Overview *






Chaplains






Child Care






Commissaries, Exchange, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Benefits






Department of Defense Dependents' Overseas Schools






Family Care Plan






Family Member Educational Assistance Programs






Identification Cards for Family Members






Inspectors General






Legal Assistance






Ombudsmen



DEPLOYMENT 





Active Duty Deployment



Deployment and the Family



Deployment Center



Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve





Using Your VA Loan Benefit



If you have always wanted to own you own home, there is no better time. Interest rates are at near-historic lows. Using your VA Loan, you can pay little to nothing down. Get pre-approved today.

PRIVATE HELP 





Air Force Aid Society



Air Force Aid Society: Policies and Programs



Armed Services YMCA



Army Emergency Relief



Navy-Marine Corps Relief



The Red Cross



Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)



USO








GENERAL INFO — From medals to discussion boards, from installation guides to important forms -- learn about the military life here.



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GENERAL INFO





Basic Pay Charts (Enlisted)






Basic Pay Charts (Officer)






Discussion Boards






Equipment Guides






Military Forms



COMMUNITY 





Buddy Finder



Community Center: Air Force



Community Center: Army



Community Center: Coast Guard



Community Center: Marine Corps



Community Center: Navy



Discussion Boards



Military Associations




DEPLOYMENT 





Active Duty Deployment



Deployment and the Family



Deployment Center



Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve




INSTALLATIONS 





Installations: Air Force



Installations: Army



Installations: Marine Corps



Installations: Navy





More Job Listings



Great companies are posting jobs on the Military Job Board. Use your valuable military experience to find the job you want at a company like Cisco, Procter & Gamble, or Omni Financial. Get Started.

MILITARY LAW 





* Military Law Overview *



CO's Convening Authority



Courts Martial



Legal Assistance



Non-Judicial Punishment



Pre-Trial Confinement



Top Ten Investment Scams




RELOCATION 





Relocation Center



Relocation Deals and Discounts



Relocation Guides








HEALTH — Whether you're an active duty servicemember, veteran, or retiree, find out what health benefits and programs you qualify for.



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GENERAL HEALTH





* Medical Benefits Overview *






Care for Family Members in Military Facilities






Continued Health Care Benefit Program






Cross Utilization of Medical Facilities






Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System






Family Care Authorized






Family Care Charges






Family Care Not Authorized






Family Care: Supplemental Care






Medical Benefits Table






Transportation of Dependent Patients






Uniformed Services Family Health Plan



RETIREE HEALTH CARE 





Medicare





Long Term Protection



Protect your family against the rising cost of long term care. Get a free, no-obligation information packet on Long Term Care Insurance and speak with a licensed long term care advisor. Click here.

TRICARE 





* TRICARE Overview *



Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System



Family Care Authorized



Family Care Not Authorized



Priority of Care



TRICARE Cost Co-Pay Schedule



TRICARE Extra



TRICARE Overseas



TRICARE Pharmacy Options



TRICARE Prime



TRICARE Prime Remote



TRICARE Service Centers



TRICARE: Program For Persons With Disabilities








PAY — Pay is the most tangible benefit you get from being in the military. Get an overview of the different pays available, and link to specific topics.



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GENERAL PAY





* Pay Overview *






Accrued Leave






Allotments






Answering Questions About Pay






Authorized Leave






Basic Allowance for Subsistence






Basic Pay Charts (Enlisted)






Basic Pay Charts (Officer)






Clothing Allowance






COLA






Credit Education Center






Enlistment and Reenlistment Bonuses






Family Separation Allowance






Garnishment






Government Meal Rate






Military Tax Center






Overseas and Station Allowances






Regular Military Compensation: Enlisted






Regular Military Compensation: Officer






Thrift Savings Plan



BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) 





Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)



Basic Allowance for Housing: Family Separation Allowance



Basic Allowance for Housing: Map




RETIRED PAY 





Answering Questions About Pay





SPECIAL PAY 





Aviation Career Incentive Pay (Officers)



Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay



Career Sea Pay (Enlisted)



Combat Zone Tax Exclusion



Diving Duty Pay



Foreign Language Proficiency Pay



Hardship Duty Pay (Enlisted)



Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay



Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Pay



Judge Advocate Continuation Pay



Nuclear Career Bonuses



Special Duty Assignment Pay



Special Pay for Dental Officers



Special Warfare Officer Continuation Pay



Submarine Duty Pay








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