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  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Child Support and Alimony - How to Start Child Support or Alimony Payments

    Federal law authorizes the pay of active, reserve, and retired members of the military and the pay of civilian employees of the Federal government to be garnished (or attached) for the payment of child and/or spousal support. This provides information about the process and location for getting a garnishment or wage attachment against any member of the military or any civilian employee of the Department of Defense (DOD). Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors - Social Security Administration

    Information from the Social Security Administration about how military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

    ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.The program provides information, counseling, and informal mediation of issues relating to compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Content Detail

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    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • e-VETS Resource Advisor

    The e-VETS Resource Advisor from the United States Department of Labor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

    Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs contains a summary of these benefits. Read More

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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    Spanish / Español
  • Garnishment: Military

    List of resources and sources of information regarding garnishment of military wages from the U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Content Detail

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    U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Helpful Information from Stateside Legal

    Stateside Legal is a national resource for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. This link takes you to a page where you can locate information by general legal topics. Content Detail

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    Stateside Legal
  • How to Appeal Your Claim & FAQs: Your Appeal To The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free attorneys to veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). If an appellant has filed an appeal with the Court and has been unable to obtain his or her own attorney he or she can request assistance from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. Content Detail

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Interactive Forms from Stateside Legal

    Stateside Legal, a website providing legal help for military members, veterans and their families, has partnered with several organizations to bring free interactive legal forms to individuals with military connections. The interactive forms are available free of charge to all persons. The system is easy to use and provides several sample forms and letters in a number of legal areas. Content Detail

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    Stateside Legal
  • Military Retired and Annuitant Pay Information

    Information from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service about retirement and annuitant pay. Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Organizations Offering Assistance to Veterans

    Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need--This is a compilation of organizations from Veterans United for Truth that provide help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers. Others offer medical care, psychological treatment, crisis counseling and emotional healing. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Veterans United for Truth
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Reservists Called To Active Duty

    Information from the United States Department of Labor on the rights of Reserve and National Guard units called to active duty with respect to the retirement and health benefits provided by their private-sector employers as they prepare to be deployed. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Retirement & Health Care Benefits... Questions & Answers for Reservists

    This publication from the United States Department of Labor provides questions and answers for reservists about their rights protecting their retirement benefits and the health benefit options available to their family members to maintain health coverage during the time of active duty. [PDF] Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor