Being married to someone in the military comes with a number of great benefits.
These are intended to make your loved one’s service easier on you
and ensure both of you are provided for, even in your spouse’s service-related
absence. If you are experiencing a conflict regarding your military benefits
or are experiencing another family legal conflict, please contact a member
of our team at
Owenby Law, P.A. right away.
Call (904) 770-3141 today and receive the knowledgeable, compassionate
guidance you and your family need during this time.
How Can I Access Military Spouse Benefits?
The only way you can access military spouse benefits is by being officially
married to someone in the military. You must also register as official
personnel with your spouse’s branch (i.e. Navy, Air Force, Army,
etc.). After you register, you will be given a military ID. However, you
cannot register or receive a military ID at any point before you are officially married.
Health and Child Care Benefits
In addition to base pay, military spouses receive something similar to
shared healthcare insurance. As a civilian or military spouse, you will
have access to Tricare, which is the military’s healthcare service.
Though not technically an insurance provider, Tricare functions in the
same way and helps service members and their families get necessary medication,
medical procedures, and other important healthcare services.
Shopping and Commissary Benefits
Most branches of the military also provide what it calls non-monetary pay.
This typically takes the form of a commissary, where military spouses
and their children can go to get food and other grocery items. There may
also be other stores or services provided on or near a military base that
provide goods and services at cost and contribute a portion of their revenue
to military programs, benefitting both that particular branch and the
military spouses (and children) who save money.
Military Housing Benefits
The U.S. military also has what is called a basic allowance for housing
(BAH). This is a portion of pay given to a service member and their spouses
in order to float all or most of the cost of housing. If your spouse is
deployed to a location where you cannot follow them, the military will
pay for you to live somewhere else during your spouse’s period of
Jacksonville Family Lawyers Serving Military Spouses and Families
If you are in the middle of a family legal conflict regarding military
benefits, our team at Owenby Law can help. Our dedicated family law attorneys
have served couples and families in Jacksonville for decades and are prepared
to help you and answer your questions. Resolving conflicts involving the
military and its particular rules can be challenging, but we are here
to work through it with you.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation.