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Hey, everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far. It’s already Wednesday, and getting a lot closer to Friday. The weather has been a lot better lately for us over here in Alabama. Have any of you experienced pretty spring weather this week? If you have let me know in the comments below. Today I am going to be sharing six benefits of being a military spouse, and like I have said before, being a military spouse is not a get rich quick scheme as some people think. Most jobs offer perks and we are no different than any other hard working career that has it’s perks. So let’s get into it.
This is by far my favorite benefit of being in the military. I feel honored as a military spouse to be apart of something so much bigger than myself and my family. It’s a blessing to serve and to be a participant in helping our Country to be the safe place that we call home. Some may not see it this way, but that’s just how I feel about it.
There are a few education benefits that are offered to military spouses. The main one is called MYCAA that will help you with your college tuition in furthering your education. There is also a site that will help you with figuring out what career is best for you and your family.
You can find out more by creating an account on http://myseco.militaryonesource.mil Although you will need a Military Spouse ID, so if you haven’t made one yet you really need it. Go to the closest base to get one made.
Tricare is honestly no different than getting a discounted health coverage with a basic career. This is just the military’s version of healthcare coverage. In order to attain it you must register in the DEERS system. I have heard both good and bad things about this healthcare. If you have experience with it let me know below. We have only been in the military for two years and have not tried it.
4. VA Loans
VA Loans are military home loans. The benefit of a VA loan is that you will have a lower interest rate, and you only have to pay for closing costs when you purchase a home. There are some requirements in order to apply for a VA Loan, and here they are.
- Your spouse must have served 90 days during wartime
- Or your spouse must have served 181 days during peacetime
- Or your spouse must have served for six years through the National Guard or Reserves
5. USAA Loan
The USAA Loan is the military’s auto loan and auto insurance. Benefits for a auto loan include
- Repayment terms up to 84 months (best rates are on loans 60 months or less)
- No prequalification
- No prepayment penalty
- No application Fees
6. Military Spouse Discounts
Military Service Members and their Families get discounts on a lot of things. It’s not usually a crazy amount, but it still helps. Most offer a ten to twenty percent discount for military members and their dependents.
Here are a few things you can get discounts on. Not every store offers it, but you can do more research on your own to get more details on this.
- Vacation Resorts and Hotels
- Clothing Stores
I’m sure there are more, but I know that there are various places that offer this with a valid Military ID card.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you are in the military feel free to comment if you know of any benefits that I didn’t mention in here. Also if you have any questions leave them in the comment below, and don’t forget to subscribe for more posts like these. Thank you!