Money & Debt

VA pension

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses and Children

Learn about Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) which is a tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to certain eligible survivors of military service members and veterans.

COVID-19 & Rights of Renters: CDC Eviction Ban FAQ

Is there a nationwide eviction ban?

The CDC has issued an order banning many, but not all, evictions through December 31, 2020.


How do I know if I qualify?

You might qualify if the following is true for you:

Overview of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

A brief overview of SCRA legal protections for activated servicemembers, with links to more details.
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Tax Filing Tips and Tax Credits

Lots of money flows at tax time. And everyone wants a piece of it. Be smart and keep all of your refund. Here are our simple tips for holding onto your hard-earned money.
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A Servicemember’s Guide to Student Loan Interest Rates

Since August 14, 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act has also made it possible for servicemembers to use the SCRA to have their interest rate reduced to six (6) percent on federal student loans that were taken prior to their entry into active duty.
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Identity Theft: Self-Help Tools

Things you can do to restore your credit and avoid collections after someone has stolen your identity.

Unemployability eligibility?


Hi Jim. Can i qualify for a unemployability claim if I receive a city/state retirement pension?


Jim's Reply:

Maybe, maybe not. The pension probably won't interfere but there are plenty of other factors. Applying for TDIU is the only sure way of knowing your eligibility.


Direct Deposit


I changed my Ft Bragg Credit Union Account Number. I was told that I have to let he VA disability department know so they can make the change from the old account to the new account. Where do I go to let the finance department know?


Jim's Reply:

You can find that info here  


Exempt from motor vehicle sales tax in FL?


I am a 100% permanent disable, can I be exempt from paying sales tax on a motor vehicle in Florida


Jim's Reply:

No. While you'll be exempt from registration fees, you'll still pay a sales tax.


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Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview

Try our checklist to find legal information and where to get help with your legal issue.