Benefit News

10/01/2022

VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers expands to Veterans of all eras

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2022 - Today, VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers is expanding to include eligible Veterans and family caregivers of all eras.Previously, PCAFC was only available to eligible Veterans who served on or after Sept. 11, 2001. This expansion opens the program to eligible Veterans who served after May 7, 1975, and before Sept. 11, 2001.

09/30/2022

Department of the Air Force updates policy for pregnant OTS applicants

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2022 - The Department of the Air Force has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant.

09/30/2022

DAF adds additional financial incentives to recruit Child and Youth Program employees

ARLINGTON, VA, September 30, 2022 - The Department of the Air Force is taking immediate action to further support Airmen, Guardians and their dependents in response to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's memo "Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families" issued Sept. 22.

09/30/2022

VA offers benefit debt relief to Veterans affected by recent hurricanes

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a suspension of debt repayments for Veterans and family members affected by Hurricane Fiona or Hurricane Ian.

09/29/2022

TRICARE Offers Contraceptive Care to Support You, Your Family, and Your Readiness

FALLS CHURCH, VA, September 29, 2022 - Whether you’re a service member or a TRICARE-eligible family member, contraceptive care plays a key role in your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. It also supports your individual and family readiness. TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

09/28/2022

VA opens health care eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, post-9/11 Veterans under PACT Act

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2022 - On October 1, The Department of Veterans Affairs will expand and extend eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era.