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Marriage for Money: US Soldiers Marry for Benefits
In addition to love, getting married offers people several incentives including tax benefits, health insurance, immigration status for non-citizens, and more. In the military, marriage comes with additional benefits: Married soldiers receive extra money and can live off-base in a larger living space. ... READ MORE

Some Discharged Vets Are Denied Health Benefits
Update A newly published study revealed a solid link between PTSD and dementia in one group of veterans. The study included over 10,000 veterans, age 65 and older, all with PTSD from combat duty. Researchers found they were twice as likely to develop dementia than those free of PTSD. Researchers' next ... READ MORE

Veterans' Reemployment - Changes in the Employer
Did you leave a civilian job to serve in the military? Have you been discharged and are now seeking employment? As a veteran, you may have a right of reemployment to your old job. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) was passed by the federal government to allow veterans ... READ MORE

Wartime and Service Length Effects on VA Benefits
Have you ever served in the military? As a veteran, you're entitled to certain special benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The type and amount of these VA benefits are affected by a variety of factors. Two of the most important factors are: Whether you have wartime service The length ... READ MORE

Willful Misconduct and Your VA Benefits
You may be entitled to certain benefits if you serve in the military. These benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Two of the most important VA benefits are pensions and disability compensation. If you suffer from a disease or injury, these benefits may be available to help ... READ MORE

Your Right to Reemployment after Military Service
The brave men and women who join our military services sacrifice much to protect our country. The federal government has granted certain rights and benefits to veterans after their service is complete. One of these rights is the right to reemployment. If you're a veteran who left a civilian job to serve ... READ MORE

Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000
A new law about Veteran's Affairs (VA) disability kicked in on November 9, 2000. It's the Veterans Claims Assistance Act (Act). It was a congressional reaction to a court ruling stating the VA couldn't assist with disability claims unless and until those claims were well-grounded. The Act says your ... READ MORE

Veteran Benefits Request for Information by State
Start a Veteran Benefits Request for Information in your area by clicking on your state. After you have made your selection, fill out some basic information for your Veteran Benefits Request for Information. States Beginning with the Letter A through D F through I K through M N through O P through T ... READ MORE

Veteran's Health Care Eligibility Reform Act
Congress passed the Veteran's Health Care Eligibility Reform Act in 1996. This law made health benefits available to almost all veterans. The health program encourages preventative care and provides for outpatient and inpatient services. The law simplified the process by which veterans can receive services. ... READ MORE

Veterans' Medical Privacy Rights
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have strict rules on the confidentiality and release of veterans' medical records. Notice of Privacy Practices The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), requires the VHA to provide a privacy rights ... READ MORE


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Restraining Orders, Military vs. Civil

Military families in crisis have a choice between military and civil protective orders. Military protective orders can be obtained quickly and easily by an abused spouse by going to the other spouse&# ... Read more

The New “Blended” Benefits Package for Military Personnel

Contributing Author: Dianne Schechter The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preser ... Read more

Amendment Protects Servicemembers’ Surviving Spouse Against Foreclosure

The Honorable Bob Filner introduced HR 1263, which if passed would protect some surviving spouses of servicemembers from foreclosures on their homes for nine months.  The Serviceme ... Read more

San Antonio Military Law Attorney

As a member of the United States Armed Forces, do you understand your rights under military law?  If you don’t, you are not alone.  All things military lead back to the Uniform Code of ... Read more

Command Influence and Fort Hood

The tragedy at Fort Hood is going to reverberate across our country for months to come.  Unfortunately for the military justice system, the intense national and media attention will cause a subst ... Read more

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