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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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Military Pay 101: Basic Pay, Allowances and S&I Pay

As an active-duty service member, you receive many benefits and entitlements like free access to Military OneSource services and support. One of the primary benefits to working in the military is a steady paycheck and tax-free allowances.

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New to the Military – Benefits

Military life has a long list of rewarding benefits that are hard to match in the civilian world. Take full advantage of them to help you thrive in your new career. General benefits Food and housing: Free. …
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Housing – Benefits

One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options at your new location. You will also receive a housing allowance and moving benefits to help ease the transition. Use. …
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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 can help you understand your financial and logistical options to help you make smart. …
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OCONUS Moves – Benefits

Moving outside the continental United States can be exciting, and may come with a few challenges. Military OneSource is ready with support, 24/7 anywhere in the world. Access comprehensive. …
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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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Living Overseas on Military Pay: What to Expect

Overseas or OCONUS permanent change of station orders can be exciting, especially if you’ve never been outside of the continental United States. The military can help you with the added costs of an international move and living expenses abroad.

Casualty Assistance – Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. These are excerpts from federal law that govern casualty assistance programs in the military.. …
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Understanding Accessible Housing: The Fair Housing Act

An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible. If you or someone in your family is disabled, your home may need specific modifications to make it accessible for daily living.

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Online Survivor Benefits Report (Jan. 2022)

This webinar will discuss the details of the Online Survivor Benefits Report and provide information for surviving family members and service providers on how to access and use it. The OSBR is interactive and available for survivors of all. …
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OCONUS Moves – Resources

Your overseas, or OCONUS, move may take you to Europe, Asia or another corner of the globe. Living overseas can be one of the most rewarding parts of your military experience, but it can also bring challenges. Fortunately, Military OneSource and. …
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PCS Entitlements

Use this guide to moving allowances and entitlements to help plan your PCS or military move.

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Housing Options for Service Members and Families

One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.

10 Reasons Why the Military Is a Great Career Choice

When your loved one decides to join the military, they’re taking an important step toward a great career path. As a parent, relative or significant other of someone who has joined the military – or is considering doing so – rest assured that there are many career and personal opportunities available to them.

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The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act

Moving from place to place requires a lot of effort and changes. Two laws make it easier for military spouses regarding their residency, voting and state taxes.

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PCS and Taxes: Deducting Military Moving Expenses

Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.

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Your Leave and Earnings Statement

Your monthly Leave and Earnings Statement, or LES, is one of the most important financial documents you have for mastering your money and achieving your financial goals. Here’s how to decipher the code.