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365 Eligibility for Military Spouses

Access Military OneSource services up to a full year after your service member separates from the military.

You are eligible for continued support offered by Military OneSource, including the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, for 365 days after your active-duty and reserve-status service member transitions from the military.

Why the extension?

Transitioning from military life into the civilian world can be a challenging process. You will need time and support for your entire family to adjust to civilian life. The extension of services reinforces the Military OneSource promise to be the one source ready to assist service members and families, providing the resources you need to succeed in every stage of your life – even when it comes to successfully transitioning to civilian life.

What services are available for military spouses?

Military OneSource recognizes the important role military spouses play in family and mission readiness. A DOD-funded program, Military OneSource provides military spouses with a wide range of services, resources and tools that are available up to a year after your service member leaves the military. These include:

  • Employment and education guidance and resources
  • Relocation assistance
  • Resilience tools, health and wellness coaching and non-medical counseling
  • Financial planning
  • Tax support
  • Child care options
  • Specialty consultations for special needs, elder care, adoption and more

The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools to help you reach your career and education goals, including:

Find more resources to strengthen your military spouse experience through the Military Spouse Transition Program, or MySTeP. This program is designed by military spouses for military spouses and is available 24/7 online. MySTeP is supported with personalized guidance from Military OneSource.

Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to speak with a SECO career coach or start a Live Chat on MySECO for additional guidance.

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