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Education Grants Still Available for Military Spouses

76538846Beginning in March of 2009 a benefit for military spouses to receive $6000 in educational funding was put into place. Due to what was apparently an “oversight” this program was immediately halted, without notification to participants, in February when the expenses exceeded the $174 million dollar budget that was originally earmarked for the program.

Fortunately, the program – called Military Spouse Career Advancement Account or MyCAA – was put back into place and anyone that already had an application in process requesting funds is now eligible to receive their award. Unfortunately, no new applications are being taken at this time until the Department of Defense decides on a long-term plan for the program.

So, if you were a military spouse that applied for these funds and received a denial letter, you will want follow-up because chances are that you will now be eligible. If you are a military spouse and do not take advantage of this benefit, you should keep your ears to the ground and once the application process reopens, you should jump at the opportunity as quick as you can because it appears continued funding is going to be an ongoing issue.

You can visit the following site to get more information as it is made available:

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