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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Frequent moves and deployment can create problems for children of military families who are still in school, as a result of different rules and requirements between school districts. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children was created to help with this problem. It applies to the children of: Active duty members of the uniformed services, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders; Member more...

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Military Spouses Get Help With Professional Licenses

State Liaison and Educational Opportunity at the Defense Department has announced that 16 states have adopted laws, or are close to doing so, to make it easier for military spouses to maintain professional licenses as they move from state to state. The Office has promoted two strategies for mitigating the licensing challenges faced by military spouses. The first -- and favorite -- is for states to permit licenses by endorsement of the last state license. The second option allows a 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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