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Overseas Life for Military Spouses


Living overseas can be exciting and sometimes overwhelming. As a military spouse, you have plenty of resources to help you settle in and feel at home. Among those is Military OneSource, available 24/7, no matter where in the world you are.

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Settling in while living overseas

Your installation’s Military and Family Support Center is your one-stop shop for family readiness information and services. You’ll find education and referrals to help orient you to your new location. If your family hasn’t been assigned a sponsor to show you the ropes, you can request one through your Military and Family Support Center.

Paying for housing

If you opt to live off the installation, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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Overseas Housing Allowance

This benefit can help offset the cost of moving as well as rent and utilities/recurring maintenance. You can apply for OHA if you lease privately owned housing while overseas.

Enrolling your child in school

The Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide outstanding education for military children pre-K through high school. Learn about this benefit for military families.

Finding health care coverage overseas

The TRICARE Overseas Program provides health care coverage for active-duty service members and their families who are outside of the U.S.

Filing taxes while living overseas

Tax season arrives each year no matter where you live. Military OneSource and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program can help you file your federal taxes from overseas.

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