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— The federal government is urging some 133,000 veterans who had money improperly withheld from their severance payments for combat-related injuries or other disability compensation to apply for tax refunds. In some cases the improper withholding dates as far back as 1991. The Department of Defense (DOD) is sending letters to the eligible veterans this month, stating the amount of the disability payment and telling them what to do to receive a refund. Survivors of veterans who would have been eligible …

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— En español | As a member of the military or veteran, you are eligible for several education and career-training benefits that you may use to pursue a degree or certificate yourself or pass along to members of your family. Education and Employment Programs Post-9/11 GI Bill: Available to active duty personnel and veterans who served after Sept. 10, 2001, this bill provides up to 36 months of postsecondary-education benefits. You can use these benefits to pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies of …

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— En español | Veterans with severe disabilities who have outstanding student loans will receive notices from the federal government beginning this month telling them they may be eligible for a program that can make those debts go away. “Under the new process, the federal government will notify potentially eligible borrowers about the benefit and guide them through steps needed to discharge their loans, helping thousands of veterans,” says Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, a nonprofit advocacy group. To spread the word about …