Military

healthcare after military

Healthcare After Active Military & TRICARE after Separation

If you are getting out of the military sometime soon, you need to understand what will happen with your healthcare, and what your options are. You won’t be able to keep TRICARE, at least in its current form, forever. Here are your healthcare options after the military. Healthcare After The Military There are different options…

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TSP Retirement Fund

How to Maximize Your TSP Retirement Fund

Maximizing Your Thrift Savings Plan Retirement Fund All government employees are uniquely positioned to set themselves up for a great retirement. How? Through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations provide their employees under their 401-K plans. (Learn the full ins and…

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Va Disability Insurance

VA Disability Benefits, Payments, and Pay Rates Chart

One part of being a service member is receiving the right benefits and compensation based on your experiences in the military, any disability you have, and any injuries you sustained. It is important for veterans to know what the VA disability benefits and compensation is all about. What is Veterans Disability Compensation? The disability compensation…

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UCX

UCX: Unemployment Insurance & Benefits after the Military

With the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers Program (UCX) you can qualify for unemployment benefits once your time in the military is over. The program itself is administered by each state, as agents of the federal government. How Do I Qualify for Unemployment Compensation as a Veteran? To qualify you will have needed to have served…

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military pay dates

List of Military Pay Dates 2021 [updated]

Military Pay Dates 2021 Typically while serving in the military you are paid on the 1st and 15th of every month.  However, due to weekends and holidays, the actual military pay dates may vary. Paydays can fall on any day of the week, depending on the month. Check closely to know when you will be…

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USAA Pay Dates

USAA Military Pay Dates & Retired Military Pay Days 2021 [updated]

USAA Pay Dates  2021 One benefit of being a USAA member is having funds available early. Find the standard military pay dates and USAA pay dates below. Receive Military Pay Early with USAA If you bank with USAA you can get paid early. Typically you will receive your pay a full business day before regular…

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thrift savings plan

Thrift Savings Plan: Everything You Need to Know

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees. The plan is also available for members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. The Thrift Savings Plan was established by Congress in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986.  The TSP offers the same type of savings…

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blended retirement system

Blended Retirement System (BRS): An Overview

The Blended Retirement System (BRS) was created with the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. What is the Blended Retirement System? The BRS is a new military retirement system. The new system blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution benefit. This benefit is applied to the service member’s Thrift Savings Plan…

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