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Military Programs and Benefits

Get info about military benefits like health care, housing, and education. Discover programs that help with military life, like job search help for spouses and dealing with deployments. Access free family counseling. Get tax filing help geared for the military.

Military Benefits

Military members and veterans have access to valuable benefits. Some are for families too.

Military Assistance Programs for Veterans, Service Members, and Families

If you're a service member, veteran, or spouse, you’re not alone. The military and federal agencies have resources to help you manage life.  Use these tools to get help with finances, health care, jobs, moving, and other challenges.

Manage Your Benefits and Records with milConnect

If you're a military member or a veteran, you can manage many of your benefits and records in one place. MilConnect, a self-service portal, lets you:

  • Get copies of your Official Military Personnel File

  • Update your family members in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

  • Transfer your GI Bill education benefits to family members

  • View your health care coverage

  • Update your work and personal contact information

  • Find all the latest information and resources to manage your benefits

National Resource Directory for Service Members and Veterans

The National Resource Directory connects the military and veterans with local support. Find military assistance resources for:

  • Jobs

  • Health

  • Homelessness

  • Housing

  • Caregiver support

Financial Assistance for Service Members and Veterans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) helps military families and veterans with financial issues including:

  • Filing complaints

  • Avoiding scams targeting military and veterans

  • Improving money management skills

Military OneSource

Military OneSource offers help with all aspects of military life. Counseling for service members and families is free and confidential.

Find information and resources in areas such as:

You can also call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit their contact page to learn how to call from outside the U.S. or from your computer.

Military Tax Guidance and Tax Preparation Help

Get ready to file your federal income taxes as a service member, veteran, or family member. 

Tax Preparation Help 

Tax Benefits for Military, Dependents, Veterans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers tax information for military, retirees, and veterans. It covers tax benefits and tax handling for various situations and groups. These include:

  • A combat pay exclusion for active military

  • Disability pay benefits for veterans

  • Death benefits for survivors of military members


State and Federal Benefits for Military Families

If you receive military or veterans benefits, you may also qualify for other state and federal benefits. This includes Social Security, unemployment benefits, health insurance coverage, welfare, and food assistance.

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Last Updated: September 9, 2019