16 August 2010 Military Report

Financial news from Military.com‘s 16 August 2010 Military Report:

2010 disABLEDperson Scholarship – The Fall 2010 disABLEDperson Scholarship competition for college students with disabilities began on August 15, 2010 and will end on October 15, 2010. More…

2010-11 Yellow Ribbon Program – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that they have entered into “Yellow Ribbon” program agreements with over 1,100 schools for the upcoming academic year. More…

Find Your Next Employer in Baltimore – The Military.com Career Expo is coming to Baltimore on Thursday, Aug. 26. This event will feature top employers seeking the valuable skills you learned in service to your country. More…

GI Bill Video Series: Do’s and Don’ts While on Active Duty – How, where, and when can you use the Post-9/11 GI Bill? What else do you need to know to make the best of the benefit? Join Terry Howell and get some quick and important guidelines for optimizing the use of your GI Bill benefits. More…

Higher TRICARE Premiums on Gates Agenda – Sec. Gates has signaled that the fiscal 2012 budget request will include recommendations to raise TRICARE premiums for some beneficiaries. More…

Job Corps Offers Training – The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration’s Job Corps are partnering in a demonstration project that will provide Job Corps’ comprehensive array of career development services to eligible veterans, ages 20-24, to prepare them for successful careers. More…

New TRICARE Rules Available – The interim final rule for the TRICARE Retired Reserve program has been published. If a final rule is issued it would enable members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 (“gray-area” retirees) to purchase TRICARE Standard coverage. More…

Obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility for a VA Home Loan – Before qualifying for a VA loan, veterans and active duty military personnel must first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs put in place certain protocols for acquiring a COE that can make obtaining the document simple and straightforward. More…

Sailors Should Have Renter’s Insurance – Navy leaders are reminding Sailors about the importance of being prepared by having renter’s insurance. More…

Special Pay Deadline Approaches – Approximately 8,000 Sailors were impacted by revisions to the Special Duty Assignment Pay and the deadline for certification is Aug. 31. More…

VA Testing Paperless Systems – The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected its regional benefits office in Providence, R.I., to test a paperless system and new procedures to improve processing of Veterans’ claims for disability compensation. More…

VA Use of Stimulus Funds – The Department of Veterans’ Affairs recently committed the last of its $1.8 billion in Recovery Act funds. Projects at more than 1,200 sites across the country will increase access to health care and services to Veterans, while creating jobs. More

Other topics of interest can be found at 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.