Podcast

Caregiving

Caring for a family member with special needs can take an emotional and physical toll. Get information about self-care, asking for help and building community.
Benefits

Caregivers – Benefits

Caregiving comes with its own expenses — some anticipated and others not. As a service member, you and your family qualify for numerous benefits that may help relieve some of the financial stress of caregiving. While Military OneSource does not. …
Resources

Caregivers – Resources

As a caregiver of a loved one with special needs or a life-changing injury, it’s important that you have access to the resources and support you need. Installation EFMP Family Support providers, Military OneSource and other government agencies. …
Article

How To Deal With Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.

Podcast

Respite Care for Caregivers

Taking care of a wounded, ill or injured loved one can be demanding. Learn about the importance of taking care of yourself, as well, and explore your options for occasional support and respite care.
General

MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

Essentials

Caregiver Support Services – The Essentials

For military caregivers, each day can bring new questions and new challenges. Make sure you are accessing the resources and support you need to care for yourself and your loved one. Military OneSource offers several resources tailored specifically to the needs of caregivers and their families.

General

Address That Stress

Whatever’s weighing on you, you have expert support to help address it – free and confidential for service members and military families. From financial issues to relationships to caregiving, we’re here to help by connecting you to expert support.

Article

Leaving Your Children With a Caregiver During Deployment

As a service member, you will benefit from some planning and organization when you leave your child with a caregiver during deployment. The more information everyone has, the better.

Article

How to Create a Family Care Plan for Caregivers

Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.

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Caregivers: Finding Peace During the Holidays

Holiday stress seems to begin earlier every year, along with the rushed appearance of the retail store displays. As caregivers with many daily responsibilities, the holiday season can add a lot of chaos to your to-do list. Caregivers, check out. …
Resources

Wounded, Ill or Injured, & Their Caregivers – Resources

Military OneSource and other government agencies provide services and resources to help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and their families get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, facilities, support. …
Benefits

Wounded, Ill or Injured, & Their Caregivers – Benefits

Access to quality care and valuable services does not end when wounded, ill or injured service members leave a military treatment facility. In many ways, the help is just beginning. Military members who have combat injuries or are battling. …
Article

Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury

When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can affect everyone in the household. To do your best for your spouse — and for you — learn more about combat stress, what resources are available, and most importantly, how to care for yourself.