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Please refer below for contact information for government agencies that you should report changes to your or your family members’ benefits status (changes of address, marital status, dependency status, disabilities, or college attendance).

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS):
Phone: (800) 321-1080
Website: www.dfas.mil
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
Phone: (800) 827-1000
Website: www.va.gov
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reports System (DEERS):
Phone: (800) 538-9552
Website: https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/
Social Security Administration (SSA):
Phone: (800) 772-1212
Website: www.ssa.gov
Benefit Facts
ESGR
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from the employee's military commitment. The ESGR Ombudsman Services Program provides neutral counseling and mediation of issues relating to compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
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G.I. Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33 benefits) is an education benefit program specifically for military members who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Depending on an individual's situation, provisions of the program may include coverage of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, a books and supplies stipend, Yellow Ribbon payments, college fund, rural benefit payments and transferability to eligible immediate Family members (Spouse and Children).
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SECO
SECO offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, education, training, licensing, employment readiness and career connections.
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Dual TRICARE and VA
When leaving active duty, Service members may be entitled to or eligible for benefits offered by TRICARE and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), depending on whether the Service member retires or separates. If retiring, the Service member is eligible for TRICARE as a military retiree and may also be eligible for certain VA benefits. Service members who separate due to a service-connected disease or disability may be eligible for VA benefits and certain TRICARE benefits.
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VA Home Loans
VA helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible Surviving Spouses become homeowners.
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TSP
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under "401(k)" plans.
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09/22/2021

Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRICARE Options

Falls Church, VA, September 22, 2021 - If you’re getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth transition to civilian life. TRICARE can help you do that. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, you’ll experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). QLEs open a 90-day window where you can enroll in a new TRICARE health plan or change your coverage.

09/21/2021

You Are Not Alone - Mental Health Care is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Falls Church, VA, September 21, 2021 - If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health problem or suicidal thoughts, it’s important to know that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and finding the best option is key to a successful recovery.