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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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Your Deployment Plan for Staying Fiscally Fit

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change, or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.

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Busting 12 Benefit Myths

Don’t know what to believe about transition assistance, Veterans Affairs benefits and entitlements? View the myths and the truth.

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Air Force PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Army PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Marine Corps PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Military Spouse Benefits

The military lifestyle can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you’re prepared. Being prepared includes knowing your military spouse benefits — and where to find them — as you navigate your way through the military community.

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Vacation With MWR Recreational Lodging

Military benefits entitle service members and families to stay at MWR recreational lodging around the world. Check out the affordable options and begin your next adventure.

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Tax Forgiveness

After the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is taxes. However, the government may entitle your loved one to tax forgiveness. Learn more about tax forgiveness.

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Employment Resources for Family Members of Deceased Service Members

Joining the workforce after the death or disability of a loved one can ease financial strain and provide a way to find your new normal. When seeking employment with the federal government, military family members may be eligible for special preference programs. While these programs don’t guarantee a job, they provide a qualified candidate entry into the applicant pool.

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Readiness is Within Your Reach

Family Readiness is a critical issue for the Department of Defense. Quality of life and family matters are priority issues for the secretary and the services. The department's ability to assist service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long-term deployments is paramount to sustaining mission capabilities and mission readiness.

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Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Ways You Can Put it to Good Use

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. It’s money you worked hard for and are entitled to get back from the government. As you decide what to do with your refund ─ whether you are looking to help secure you financial future or otherwise ─ consider these options.

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Funeral and Burial Benefits for Service Members

The military ensures that service members who die on active duty receive recognition and proper burial services, and that their survivors are provided support.

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Veterans Affairs Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members

Guard and reserve members are entitled to benefits and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, just like their active-duty counterparts. The VA can help Guard and reserve members cover the cost of school, secure a home loan or acquire life insurance.

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Making Funeral and Final Arrangements

Your casualty assistance officer, or CAO, or mortuary officer is there to assist you with making funeral and burial arrangements in honor of your loved one’s service and sacrifice.