12 April 2010 Military Report

I can’t believe it is already Thursday and I’m just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here’s the financial news from the 12 April 2010 Military Report at Military.com,

AF Accepts Voluntary Separations – The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications for voluntary separation pay (VSP) from officers in nine Air Force specialties across five year groups. More…

Book Sells for Legacy Fund – Vernon Williams wrote the book “425 Ways to Stretch Your $$$$.” The book offers tips on how to cut credit card debt, find college scholarships, save for retirement and reduce household expenses. More…

DoD Program Eases Housing Woes – If the value of property you own has been affected by a base closing or realignment action that sent real estate values plummeting, or you fall into certain categories, then the Department of Defense’s Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program may be able to assist you. More…

Enter the Military.com 10 Year Anniversary Sweepstakes – We are celebrating our 10 Year anniversary by celebrating you, the military community. More…

Liberty University Online Offers Tuition Discounts to Military – In today’s economy, you need a degree to complement your military training. At Liberty University Online, it’s easy for service members, veterans, and military spouses to get an in-demand education. More…

Medicare Matching Program Renewed – A computer matching program between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Benefits Administration (Match 1309) that was scheduled to expire on April 1st has been renewed. More…

More Veteran’s Claims Need Review – Only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have come forward in the two years since Congress ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims. More…

Register for Free Military Career Fair Today – Military.com Career Expo is coming to Colorado Springs, CO on Apr. 20. This event will feature top employers seeking the valuable skills you learned in service to your country. More…

Space Camp Scholarships Available – Children of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Soldiers and civilians are among those eligible to apply for a one-week scholarship to Space Camp held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., July 4-9. More…

The Math Behind VA Disability Ratings – This week, Tom Philpott’s readers sound off on the formula the VA uses to determine disability ratings, the affects of ObamaCare on TRICARE, and the affects of Agent Orange. More…

The SBP-DIC Offset Remarriage Rule – Survivors, who qualify for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and are covered by military Survivor Benefit Plan, must have their SBP compensation offset (reduced) by an amount equal to DIC. More…

For more information on a variety of topics, check out the complete Military Report.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.