How To Get Military Benefits
The military deal sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? You get a chance to do something great for your government and then get good benefits in return. All you have to do is to sign up and do what’s asked of you. But when you’re trying to get these benefits, there are a few things you need to do in order to not only get the benefits, but also to make the most of them.
Get Signed Up
First things first, you need to be in the military if you want to get the benefits that you’re owed from the government. You can be in any branch of the military, and you might be in active service or in the reserves. In order to sign up for the military, you will need to be at least 18 years of age, and then you need to pass the training program, as well as a battery of physical and mental tests. Once you’re accepted into the branch of the military, then you will be able to have the benefits that the military provides – and so can those who are related to you, i.e. spouse, children, etc.
Make the Most of Your Benefits
In order to make the most of the benefits from the military, you will need to make sure you understand what your benefits are and how to use them. If you’re stationed on a base, this is an easier situation, since everything is taken care of. But when you’re not on the base or in active duty, that’s when things can get a little trickier.
After the Military
You might find that you need to use a certain insurance card (when you’re retired), or you may need to go to the clinic for veterans in order to use your benefits.
During your transition back into civilian life, it’s a good idea to find out how you can access your benefits and what other benefits you might be able to use – i.e. the GI Bill. This includes:
Another good thing about these benefits is hat they can be used up to 15 years after separation or retirement (rather than the 10-year time limitation from the original G.I. Bill before 9/11).
Get Help Before You Need It
When you begin to transition, you will also want to get a list of people you can contact in order to find out what steps you need to take in order to get the full benefits you are owed.
It’s also necessary that you make sure you follow any directions that you are given when you leave the military life. You will then be able to hold onto your benefits without any troubles.
And if you do have troubles, then you need to speak up as quickly as possible.
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