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Author Howell, Terry, author.

Title The military advantage : the guide to military and veterans benefits / Terry Howell ; foreword by Salvatore A. Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.86 H83    Check Shelf
Edition 2016 edition.
Description xii, 387 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents The money advantage. Military and veteran discounts ; Dealing with credit and debt ; Special savings program for combat zones ; The military tax advantage ; VA home loans ; Life insurance ; Thrift savings plan -- The pay advantage. Your standard pay ; Additional allowances ; Reserve and National Guard pay ; Special pays ; Allotments ; Manage your pay with MyPay ; Retired pay ; Retired disability entitlements ; Veterans compensation and pension -- The health care advantage. TRICARE ; All about TRICARE Prime ; Beyond TRICARE Prime ; All about TRICARE Standard ; All about TRICARE Extra ; TRICARE Dental Program ; TRICARE Pharmacy Program ; TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) Program ; TRICARE after retirement ; Covered Under TRICARE ; TRICARE for transitioning servicemembers ; Veterans health care -- The benefits advantage. Military travel and lodging benefits ; Legal rights, entitlements, and benefits ; Veterans benefits claims and appeals ; Burial benefits ; Surviving family benefits -- The education advantage. Money for school : paying for your education ; Education assistance programs ; Education advantages by branch of service -- The career advantage. The career benefits of service ; Professional development in the military ; Deployment and mobilization ; Post-deployment and demobilization ; All about relocation -- The transition advantage. Prepare to transition out of the military ; A successful transition to a civilian career ; Employment resources for veterans and retirees ; Continue to serve : the Guard and Reserve ; Records and awards ; Wounded warrior and post-traumatic stress disorder resources -- The family advantage. Military families on the move ; Career, education, and training resources for military spouses ; The military child ; Family support during deployment ; Military family support organizations.
Summary A guide to military benefits for active-duty service members, veterans, military retirees, and family members. The 2016 edition of the guide includes: updated TRICARE co-pays, fees, and cost-shares; 2016 active-duty and reserve pay charts; active-duty, veterans, and family education program changes; updated VA disability and pension rates; veteran support resources; expanded servicemember protection policies; the latest on VA-provided health care programs.
Subject Military pensions -- United States.
Veterans -- Services for -- United States.
Retired military personnel -- Services for -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Pay, allowances, etc.
Armed Forces -- Salaries, etc. (OCoLC)fst01351890
Military pensions. (OCoLC)fst01021361
Retired military personnel -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01096245
Veterans -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01165797
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781682470268 (paperback)
1682470261 (paperback)
9781682470275 (eBook)
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