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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Contents of the DD 214 / Report of SeparationA Certificate of Release or Report of Separation is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training.It is used to prove military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations. Information  may include the service member's: Date and place of entry into active duty; Home address at time of entry;  more...

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Becoming a VA Fiduciary

If your spouse or family member is unable to responsibly manage the money they get from VA benefits or you wish to protect the livelihood of veterans who cannot do so themselves, you may want to serve as a fiduciary. A fiduciary is basically a financial manager of disability compensation finances. Fiduciaries protect the financial compensation of veterans from predatory friends or family as well as from veterans who might squander it themselves. This quick guide will help initiate the process of more...

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Federal Jobs for Spouses of Certain Disabled or Deceased Veterans

As the spouse of a veteran, you may benefit from federal job-hiring preferences. These rules recognize the hardships you have endured as the result of service. They give veterans and qualifying spouses an edge when it comes to getting a federal job – and keeping that job in the face of job cuts.A new rule, effective September 30, 2011, affects spouses of veterans:with 100 percent disability, orwho were killed while on active dutyThese spouses were alre more...

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included. The Guide provides detailed information about all the VA benefit programs, including: service connected compensa more...

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VA Fiduciary Overview

This overview explains the role of fiduciaries as financial managers of disability compensation benefits for veterans who are unable to manage their own finances. Fiduciaries are designed to ensure that veterans are protected from predatory friends and family as well as themselves if they cannot manage money responsibly. The overview also explains the process of obtaining/being assigned a fiduciary. more...

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