Beyond Military Pay: Your Service Member’s Robust Military Benefits Package

As a member of your service member’s support network, you may have heard the good news that both active duty and reserve military personnel received a 3.1% military pay raise in 2020 – among the biggest in a decade. Beyond the salary bump, you’ll be glad to know that your loved one has several ways to be financially fit.

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PCS Moves in a COVID-19 Environment

When it comes time for your next military move, ensure that it’s a safe and successful one. Find out about new safety measures the Department of Defense has put in place to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable throughout the process.

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The Final Move – Essentials

It can be overwhelming to think about leaving the home you shared with your deceased service member. Even if you are hesitant about taking this big step right now, it is helpful to know your housing options and available moving benefits — as well as some practical steps to take — that may help you with your move when that day comes.

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Obtaining Command Sponsorship Before an Overseas Tour

One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world and the chance to create a nest in a new place.

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Personal Finance – Benefits

As a service member, you’ve earned financial benefits like competitive pay and a compensation package to help protect your future. Take advantage of military benefits to shore up your personal finances – for both the short term and long. …
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Spouse Relocation and Transition

When you’re relocating, let us help do some of the heavy lifting. Military OneSource specialty consultants can assist you with moving help every step of the way — whether you’re making a PCS move or transitioning out of the military.

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How to Rent Your Home When You Deploy

While you’re deployed, you may want to rent your home or leave it in the hands of a house sitter. Both options can help deter break-ins, keep it maintained and, if you rent it, pay the mortgage.

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Logistics and Family – The Essentials

A permanent change of station overseas is a thrilling opportunity for your family to live abroad – a chance that few families get. An OCONUS move comes with the exciting promise of new cultures and experiences for your partner and children if they’re able to join you. Military OneSource provides online tools, personalized support and practical information to help with all the logistics of your overseas move so that you can get the most out of your adventure and start exploring your new home abroad.

Moving Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are excerpts from federal laws that govern moving and housing in the military.. …
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Moving – Benefits

Moves are part of military life – an opportunity to experience new places, people and challenges. No matter where you’re headed next, Military OneSource stands ready to support you, referring you to financial and logistical benefits to make. …
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A Family Checklist for Moving OCONUS

When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, your mind may jump to thoughts of international travel, exotic foods and new experiences. There is work involved, yes, but Military OneSource provides relocation assistance as well as online tools and personalized support so you can focus on your new adventure.

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The Military’s Dislocation Allowance FAQs

If you’re planning your next military move due to a permanent change of station, you may be able to receive a dislocation allowance.

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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. As a military family, you also can count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, and Military OneSource special needs specialty consultants.