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  • Army Medical

    This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Department's headquarters organizations, which are the Office of the Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters. It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army Medical Department beneficiaries. Content Detail

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    U.S. Army Medical Department
  • Child Support and Alimony from Military Personnel and Department of Defense Employees

    Federal law authorizes the pay of active, reserve, and retired members of the military and the pay of civilian employees of the Federal government to be garnished (or attached) for the payment of child and/or spousal support. Go to this web page to find information about the process and location for getting a garnishment or wage attachment against any member of the military or any civilian employee of the Department of Defense (DOD). Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Common Questions About Military Retiree Beneficiary Cards

    This document answers common questions about military retiree beneficiary cards. Beneficiaries are people (or a person) who should receive any retired pay you are owed when you die. Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits for Veterans

    Compensation & Pension Service administers a variety of benefits and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors, including, but not limited to: service-connected compensation, DIC, non-service connected pension, burial & accrued benefits, guardianship and public contact services. This website contains information about what benefits we administer. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

    Social Security can provide a lifeline of support to people with HIV infection. That lifeline comes in the form of monthly Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and a variety of other services available to people who receive disability benefits from Social Security. If you are disabled because of HIV infection, this booklet from the Social Security Administration web site will help you understand the kinds of disability benefits you might be eligible for from the Social Security or SSI programs. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Don't Leave Money on the Table - Interactive Interview

    Find out about financial support programs you may qualify to receive. Content Detail

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    LawHelp Interactive
  • Emotional Responses to Traumatic Events

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has programs to help combat veterans deal with the emotional trauma of war. Those programs have enabled VA to become widely recognized within the medical community as a leader in assisting people deal with the aftermath of emotional events. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • GI Bill Comparison Tool

    GI BillComparison Tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. Content Detail

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Guide to Survivor Benefits for Families of Men and Women in the Armed Services

    This guide answers many questions about the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), the Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP) and the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP), other annuity programs and VSI payments to beneficiaries. The document may be downloaded in PDF format only. If an annuitant has specific questions concerning the annuity, please call toll free 1-800-435-3396. Overseas customers may call commercial (303) 676-6552. Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Legal Assistance

    Assistance with three types of Powers of Attorney is provided to Soldiers and Family members: General, Limited or Special, and Medical. The Service Members Civil Relief Act provides protection to Soldiers called to Active Duty, to include Termination of Pre-Service Lease Agreements, Eviction, Reduction of Interest Rate, Court Proceedings, and Auto Leases. Content Detail

  • Life Insurance Programs for Veterans

    Why the Department of Veterans' Affairs is in the Insurance Business: Our insurance programs were developed to provide insurance benefits for veterans and servicemembers who may not be able to get insurance from private companies because of the extra risks involved in military service, or a service connected disability. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

    PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to an extreme traumatic stress involving direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat. The trauma may be experienced alone (rape or assault) or in the company of others (military combat). The events that can cause PTSD are called "stressors." They include natural disasters (floods, earthquakes), accidental man-made disasters (car accidents, airplane crashes, large fires) or deliberate man-made disasters (bombing, torture, death camps). Symptoms include recurrent thoughts of a traumatic event, reduced involvement in work or outside interests, hyper alertness, anxiety and irritability. The disorder apparently is more severe and longer lasting when the stress is of human design. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • SCRA Screening and Resource Finder

    As a member of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services, you have legal protections for you and your family when you are called into active duty military. Find out whether you qualify for protections under the SCRA. Content Detail

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    LawHelp Interactive