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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.

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).

Compensation 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.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

Helps you find a school and determine your GI Bill benefits while attending it.

Improving Aging Services for LGBT Veterans

This fact sheet gives information on current (as of April 2014) information on LGBT veterans' benefits and concerns, including spousal benefits, transgender veterans and amending dishonorable discharges.

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.

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.

U.S. Army Reserve Family Support Education

This web page contains information about Army Reserve family educational benefits.

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).

Transition Assistance in the VA Military Services Program

About 215,000 to 225,000 people are discharged from the military each year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a long history of special efforts to bring information on VA benefits and services to active duty military personnel. These efforts include counseling about VA benefits through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a nationally coordinated federal effort to assist military men and women to ease the transition to civilian life through employment and job training assistance. A second component of the program, the Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP), helps servicemembers separated for medical reasons. This document contains more information about transition assistance programs.

Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, and educational, medical, and personnel services to families with special needs. An exceptional family member is a family member (child or adult) with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents, and Survivors

This booklet lists the variety of federal benefits available to veterans and their dependents. The document may be downloaded in PDF format only.

Transition Assistance in the VA Military Services Program

About 215,000 to 225,000 people are discharged from the military each year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a long history of special efforts to bring information on VA benefits and services to active duty military personnel. These efforts include counseling about VA benefits through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a nationally coordinated federal effort to assist military men and women to ease the transition to civilian life through employment and job training assistance. A second component of the program, the Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP), helps servicemembers separated for medical reasons. This document contains more information about transition assistance programs.

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.

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.

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.

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents, and Survivors

This booklet lists the variety of federal benefits available to veterans and their dependents. The document may be downloaded in PDF format only.

Veterans' Burial and Memorial Benefits

The Department of Veterans' Affairs National Cemetery Administration's web site is designed to assist you with information on the VA's national cemeteries and other memorial benefits. The National Cemetery Association honors veterans with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to our country.

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