Department of Veterans Affairs
FedsHireVets.gov is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide veterans employment website. This website is a critical component of the Federal government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of veterans.
Home Buying and Refinancing
VA Home Loans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of their mission, they provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as credit unions and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.
For more information, visit: http://benefits.va.gov/homeloans/
Making Home Affordable ®
To meet the various needs of homeowners across the country, Making Home Affordable ® programs offer a range of solutions that may be able to help you take action before it’s too late.
- Refinance and take advantage of today’s low mortgage interest rates.
- Reduce your monthly mortgage payments.
- Get mortgage relief while searching for re-employment.
- Get help when you owe more than your home is worth.
- Avoid foreclosure when homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable.
For more information, visit: www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/military-resources/Pages/default.aspx
Tax Return Info for Veterans
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is committed to providing assistance to veterans and veterans with disabilities. They work with community and government partners to provide timely federal tax-related information to veterans about tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation, and asset-building opportunities available to them.
Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans
Tax Information for Veterans with Disabilities
Federal Retirement – Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. It was established by Congress in the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 and offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans.
The TSP is a defined contribution plan, meaning that the retirement income you receive from your TSP account will depend on how much you (and your agency, if you are eligible to receive agency contributions) put into your account during your working years and the earnings accumulated over that time.