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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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02/22/2024

G.I. Bill students: Receiving more than one monetary benefit? Check your direct deposit on va.gov

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2024 - Some students receive benefit payments to two banking accounts, but VA needs all students to consolidate their payments into one direct deposit account to help protect from fraud and to ensure VA pays Veterans on time, every time, without error.

02/20/2024

What to expect when you connect with suicide prevention coordinator

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2024 - If you’re having thoughts of suicide, you may feel isolated and alone and think no one understands what you’re going through. There are people who care about you and can help you through difficult times. Many of those people are ready and available to help at each of VA’s 172 VA medical centers.