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  • The Homeless Veteran's Resource Guide

    "Veterans account for nearly a quarter of the homeless population in the United States. The large majority of these veterans served in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects thousands more returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to end up homeless. Homelessness among veterans is largely understood to be a problem coming from the stresses and effects of combat. Returning veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, physical injuries, or other related conditions often find it hard to rejoin society and as a result end up living on the streets or worse. It is important that veterans know that there are programs out there that can help them get back on their feet, not only by providing a place to sleep and food to eat, but by providing counseling and reintegration help. This guide will first discuss the national programs available to homeless veterans and then list several state programs. A useful companion guide to this document is Are You Leaving Money on the Table. Contacting one of these organizations can dramatically change the life of a veteran who is struggling to get by." Content Detail

  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Guide

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    Administrative & Civil Law Department The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army
  • Military Service and Immigration

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    Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • Veterans' Pensions - Protect Your Money From Poachers

    Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. Click this link for information, from the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself. Read More

    Federal Trade Commission
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  • Service Members Civil Relief Act

    Provides a description of the benefits provided under the SMCR Act. Content Detail

  • Stateside Legal: Legal help for military members, veterans and their families

    This website is for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. Its goal is to help you: access benefits find free legal help, and better understand your legal issues Content Detail

  • The Survivor Benefit Plan Explained

    When a military retiree dies their retirement pay stops. This means that the surviving spouse will be left without a substantial income source. If you are a retiree you need to give serious thought to how you can protect your spouse from the hardships caused by the loss your retirement pay. Content Detail

  • Student Loans: Programs for Military

    The “Post 9/11 G.I. Bill” provides significant new educational benefits for service members on active duty and after active duty. Military service members who have served an aggregate of at least 90 days on active duty in the Armed Forces are eligible. The benefit amounts vary depending on the amount of service. Those who serve for 36 months are eligible for 100% of benefits. Read More

    Student Loan Borrower Assistance
  • Tax Information for Members of the Military

    Good information on taxes for members of the military. Click the link below for more information. Content Detail

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)