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Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The reason for your discharge and the “character” of that discharge is very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits as a result of military service.The reason for your discharge  is listed on the DD-214 Certificate of Release which is issued at the completion of military service.If you believe that the conditions of disch more...

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Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers [UCX]

What is UCX? By federal law, certain members of the military can get Unemployment Compensation based on their active duty service. This is sometimes called the “UCX Program.”   It provides weekly income to servicemembers as they look for work, including those who can find only part-time work. While it is based on a federal law, the program is run by each State. A State may have its own rules, in addition to those outlined more...

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Unemployment Compensation for Spouses who Quit Work Because of Military Spouse Transfers

What is Unemployment Compensation? Each State runs an Unemployment Compensation (UC) program for people who have lost their jobs. Eligible unemployed workers get weekly checks and can qualify for other work-related benefits. Can I claim benefits if my spouse or partner was transferred? Maybe. The answer depends on the law in the State where you are re-locating. In general, you cannot get UC benefits if you “voluntarily quit” work. But there are “good ca more...

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Unemployment Compensation: Special Rules for Servicemembers

What is Unemployment Compensation [UC]? "Unemployment compensation” [UC] programs provide weekly income to workers who can’t find jobs. UC can help you get by if you are unemployed or only able to find part-time work. Weekly UC payments also include a small amount for dependents. Typically you need to have earned a certain minimum amount during a "base period" in order to qualify. The basic benefit period is 26 weeks, but often you can claim more more...

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