When military life takes you away from home, you and your family can use an absentee ballot and ensure your voices are heard on Election Day.
As a guardian of our nation, you protect the American way of life. And the Federal Voting Assistance Program is here to ensure that you and your family are able to exercise your right to vote.
It’s your civic duty as an American to vote, and it is a precious American right. Remember that your vote always counts – not just in close elections, but in every election. And you don’t have to be an expert on the issues to cast a vote. With the proper research, you can vote confidently this election season.
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.
Active-duty service members and spouses receive certain residency protections for taxes and voting under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. There are slight differences for military spouses.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, provides financial and legal protection for active-duty service members, including National Guard and reserve members, and their families. Because details of the SCRA are complicated, service members and their families are encouraged to contact the nearest legal assistance office if they need help meeting their financial obligations.
Planning to separate or retire from the military one day? You may be able to place your eligible family member with special needs on a Medicaid waiver wait list now.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many tools and additional content.
The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find hourly child care.
Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.
The military knows that everyone needs help at times and offers a variety of support options to service members and their families. In addition to the confidential, free non-medical counseling available through Military OneSource, there are other types of counseling and therapy available through other avenues.
Military OneSource helps service members and their families be the best guardians of their country, team and family by helping them find information, manage challenges and connect with the military community.
The Department of Defense provides a variety of counseling options to all active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, survivors, Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families.
You never have to be without support. Military OneSource and military and family life counselors provide free, short-term, confidential non-medical counseling services for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with a loss and deployment adjustments.
Leaders and service providers can use this toolkit to support service members whose economic security may be at risk. This includes those facing challenges with food security, housing availability and financial well-being.
Can’t make it to a traditional, face-to-face counseling session? No worries. Military OneSource offers free, confidential non-medical online counseling.