Money & Debt

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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.
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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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TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

TRICARE provides health coverage for active duty and retired service members, their families, and survivors. TRICARE is run by the Department of Defense (DoD). CHAMPVA is a VA health program.
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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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Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act

The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 is a law that may allow many combat-injured veterans to claim a refund or credit from the IRS.
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Sample SF-180

A sample version of form SF-180: Request Pertaining to Military Records
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Survivor Benefits Plan: Unexpected Expenses for Retroactive Retirement

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) created a flyer to provide information to veterans about the possibility of automatic enrollment in the Survivor Benefit Plan resulting in a veteran being charged for several back years of premiums. This information is for veterans receiving a retroactive retirement. 

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Should I Opt Into the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)?

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) created a flyer providing information to veterans deciding whether to opt into the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP). RAMP is not a good fit for everyone. This information will help you decide if RAMP is a good fit for you. 

M21 Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

Read for more information on M21 compensation based on individual unemployability (IU).
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Pension Advances: Not So Fast

If you're looking for ways to generate cash to make ends meet, a pension advance may sound like the solution. However, before you sign on the dotted line it's important to know what you are getting yourself into. Terms may be hidden and you could find yourself in a bad deal!