What Benefits Do Military Spouses Get?

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Spouses of veterans and military personnel who are on active duty may qualify for certain benefits, including health care coverage, scholarships, financial assistance for career training and preferential employment for United States Department of Defense (DoD) job positions. Those who are lawfully married to service members are also entitled to certain perks, such as military loans, world travel, housing assistance, shopping discounts, military child care facilities, on-base recreation facilities, marriage counseling and family support. Surviving spouses of veterans who served in wartime and military personnel who died in the line of duty may also qualify for scholarships, life insurance benefits, burial benefits and a survivor’s pension.