Financial Benefits

Obama Signs New Law Regarding Veterans’ Jobs

  If you’re ready to take the next step and enter the civilian job market, it may have just become a little easier. On November 21, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law new veterans employment measures designed to get unemployed vets back to work and help recently separated military members make a successful transition …

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Tax Credits Provide Job Opportunities for Veterans

  On Nov. 7, 2011, President Barack Obama announced executive orders to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans. The new Returning Heroes Tax Credit will provide companies up to $5,600 in credits for each unemployed veteran they hire. …

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Military Personnel in Same-Sex Marriages Sue for Spouse Benefits

  A group of married gay and lesbian military personnel have sued the federal government in an attempt to obtain the same benefits as married heterosexual military personnel. The lawsuit states that the government’s Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits. Under …

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