2020 has been brought some serious downers. So here's some good news>
We are proud to announce that the BLUF Military Benefits has officially been incorporated in the state of Virginia as a non-stock corporation. This is our first major win on our path to nonprofit 501(c)(3) status! We have recently submitted our IRS nonprofit application and are waiting validation.
Our private Facebook community group has surpassed 300 members and the public page past 280 members! Reminder to follow us on on social media to get the latest updates and to get insights on other military benefit resources. The DoD has pushed out a lot of benefit updates throughout the past few months in response to the virus, and all updates have been shared via our social media channels. Thank you again for all your support - every share and like makes a big difference to our growing mission! Also, we have expanded to Linkedin and YouTube.
New 2020 Benefit & Content Updates
Jan 1, 2020 - The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 took effect removing VA Home Loan limit maximums
March 2020 - The Defense Health Agency announced that 50 Military Treatment Facilities will shift to only Active Duty patience (Though due to the virus, many of the MTF's have extended their timeline or postponed it all together)
March 2020 - DoD Clarifies Financial Allowances for COVID-19 Hardships: Hardship Duty Pay - Restriction of Movement (HDP-ROM), Family Separation Housing Allowance (FSHA)
April 2020 - We published our 'Know Before you Go - Separation & Retirement' page - check out it out we'd love your feedback!
April 16, 2020 - DoD published a Special Leave Accrual Memo: Members can now accumulate up to 120 days of unused leave during the period of March 11, 2020 - Sept 30, 2020. Leave can be retained through Sept 30, 2023
April 27, 2020 - the Student Veteran Coronavirus Act of 2020 was signed into law: education assistance for students during the period of March 1 - Dec 21 2020, students using GI Bill Benefits can continue to receive monthly housing allowance for up to 4 months, any student using VA educational benefits will get benefits re-credited if unable to finish a class due to emergency school closure, and more
May 12, 2020 - We published a Quick Look Sheet covering the major Chase and AMEX credit card benefit updates - See Below >
May 26, 2020 - We published our first YouTube video covering the BLUF on the USAA Career Starter Loan and NFCU Career Kickoff Loan.
As always we hope these resources help your better Realize, Utilize, & Optimize the many benefits afforded to you!
Jeff Mitchell (Creator)