As the wife or husband of a service member, you are eligible for many benefits, including health care, shopping privileges on base, and access to base facilities and programs. Once you arrive at a military installation, visit the Fleet & Family Support Center to find useful information on benefits and services.
What benefits do Marine wives get?
Free Healthcare: Active duty military members and their dependents receive free medical care including appointments, surgeries, births and medicine that is obtained on-base. Housing & BAH: Most military bases offer free housing and if you live off base there is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) compensation.
How much do military spouses get paid?
To answer your question, there is no stipend, no monetary benefits for military spouses. Service members can choose to give a monthly allotment to a spouse or whoever, but the money is deducted from their own pay. It does not come from the Department of the Army or Department of Defense.
What benefits do retired military spouses get?
Military Spouse Retirement BenefitsHealth and dental care. Commissary and shopping privileges. Military lodging and recreation. GI Bill and education benefits. Survivor Benefit Plan. VA benefits after your service members death.
Do I get my husbands military retirement if he dies?
Military retired pay stops upon death of the retiree! The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) allows a retiree to ensure, after death, a continuous lifetime annuity for their dependents. A military retiree pays premiums for SBP coverage upon retiring. Premiums are paid from gross retired pay, so they dont count as income.
How much does a surviving spouse get from the VA?
How Much Does VA Pay? The basic monthly rate of DIC is $1,340 for an eligible surviving spouse. The rate is increased for each dependent child, and also if the surviving spouse is housebound or in need of aid and attendance.
What is the average military pension after 20 years?
You get 50% of your average highest 36 months base pay if you retire with 20 years of service or 100% if you retire after 40 years. This is usually the last three years of active service.