Veterans Day 2004: Demystifying Veterans Benefits
Military.com Makes Accessing Benefits Easier For America’s 26 Million Veterans
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – America’s 26 million veterans have earned a wide array of valuable benefits, from education and scholarships to healthcare and home loans. Too often, however, veterans are unaware of their eligibility or uncertain how to take advantage of their benefits. For example, over 50 percent of GI Bill benefits go unused, though many service members paid into the program through payroll deductions while serving America.
With Veterans Day on November 11, 2004, Military.com (www.military.com), the largest online military destination with 3.8 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Media Metrix, September 2004), would like to remind veterans that it has never been easier for them to learn more about and access the benefits they’ve earned through its free, one-stop resources center, The Military Insider.
The Military Insider (www.military.com/resources) offers information and resources on benefits, categorized by duty status or by topic, including career opportunities, healthcare programs, education, scholarships, financial advice, discounts and more.
Today’s service members and their families, including veterans of the War on Terror, will also find extensive pay and benefits information as well as resources for professional development, education, TRICARE and military discounts. Common forms are available for download, making it easier to obtain the records and certificates required for requesting services or filing a claim.
Additionally, Military.com helps veterans use their GI Bill educational benefits by providing “how to” information as well as state and federal benefits. A “Scholarship Finder” provides access to over 1,000 scholarships for the military community and the “School Finder” is a searchable database of 3,000 educational institutions that highlights schools actively seeking military and veteran students.
In America’s Military Discounts Directory, Military.com provides discounts from over 350 companies offering savings as a tangible symbol of appreciation to those who have answered the call to serve.
To help Veterans find and stay connected with old friends from the service, Military.com offers a free Buddy Finder with over 15 million records and hosts 40,000 unit homepages.
Acquired by Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST), owner of the leading global careers website Monster®, Military.com now also offers veterans, transitioning military personnel and military spouses unprecedented access to career opportunities and advice. Military.com offers a customized job search tool, a military-to-civilian skills translator and numerous resources for resume writing, interviewing and finding employers seeking veterans.
Military.com builds awareness among employers for the desirable ‘can do’ attitudes, expertise, leadership experience, security clearances and diversity that characterize the veteran talent pool. The Military Mentor Network consists of more than 50,000 Military.com members who have volunteered to assist others in advancing their careers. Military.com membership is free and numbers over 4 million, including over 25 percent of today’s uniformed personnel.