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“Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country?  Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Your Benefits: Benefits Checkup






How to participate in the TSP




How to participate in the Military Savings Deposit Program







For information on health benefits available to veterans go to: www.va.gov  or call toll free 1-877-222-8387 (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs); www.dav.org (Disable American Veterans); www.legion.org (American Legion) and www.vfw.org (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

 

The Military Guide - Military GuideThe Military Guide is a blog with information dedicated to helping service members, veterans and their families, prepare for Life After the Military.

If you are a veteran honorably discharged with a service connected disability of 10% or more or a Purple Heart award recipient or a Gold Star mother and father because of a soldier or sailor who lost their lives in service or a spouse or surviving spouse of a qualified veteran who do not remarry….and who also own a property…. you may qualify for an annual exemption of either $400 or $1,000 as a deduction off your actual town tax bill. Please contact the assessor’s office of your town for more information.

 



Roger That: Retirement Planning





Find help when filing for pension benefits with the Project VetAssist at www.vetassist.org which is a free online service that guides vets or  their survivors applying for the VA improved Pension Program. The website provides forms to download and step by step advice to complete them.

 

There is a website provided at no cost to you for active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families at www.militaryonesource.com

Here you can find information about counseling, money matters, child care, deployment, smooth moves and spouse employment.  If you need to talk you can reach them any time 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647.

 

 You have served your country, now you are ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do for a living? Find new careers by profession, by industry or similar to your military job          http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/