for Double Proxy Marriage
• Housing Allowance • VA Home Loans • Medical Care • Family Separation Allowance • Help with Moving Cost of Dependents & Household Goods
• Dependent Support
Benefits for Spouses & Dependents
Military Spouse Scholarships:
There are many different types of scholarships made available including Federal and state, military branch specific, nonprofits and milspouse club scholarships.
Morale, Welfare & Recreation:
From bowling alleys, cinemas and event tickets to childcare services and hobby shops, MWR offers a variety of opportunities.
Military Lodging, Hotels & Travel:
From cottages at the beach to cabins in the mountains, there are plenty of affordable destinations for a great family trip. If you are flexible on time and location, you can also look into Space A Travel.
Housing & BAH:
Most military bases offer free housing and if you live off base there is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) compensation.
Marriage | Family Counseling
Military OneSource offers free, confidential face-to-face counseling and Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) are on base at the Family Support and Readiness Center.
Financial Education & Resources:
Through the DoD’s MilSpouse Money Mission get free financial education and resources from certified financial planners, professionals, and accredited financial counselors.
Numerous Other Benefits -
There are too many marriage benefits to list them all!
Free On-Base Classes:
Most bases offer many free classes to spouses including resources which help in confronting military life challenges from PCSing and deployments to new babies or new jobs.
National Park and Federal Recreational Land Pass:
The National Park service issues free annual passes to 400 plus national parks for active duty military members, spouses and their dependents.
Commissaries & Exchanges:
The commissaries and exchanges offer groceries sold at cost and name brand retail products at discounted pricing plus no sales tax.
Active duty military members and their dependents receive free medical care including appointments, surgeries, births and medicine that is obtained on-base.
Spouses can take advantage of a host of no-cost legal assistance services through Military One Source or Legal Assistance Centers. Whether you need help making sense of a lease agreement, creating an estate plan, seeking legal guidance on adoption or other matters.
Military Spouse Tax Benefits:
The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act allows spouses to claim their original state of residence on their taxes, especially if from a state with a lower tax rate.
Military spouses are given preferential employment placement in vacant Department of Defense (DoD) civilian positions.