Should you get married before or after enlisting?

Do military people get married early?

The military’s solution is to incorporate families in their entirety, and it pays the full relocation costs for each family member — as long as they are married. This policy causes people to marry earlier than they had planned to, and sometimes to people they would not otherwise have married.

Is it better to get married before or after college?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 18 percent of undergraduate students choose to get married before getting a degree. Marriage is a good life decision, but it would be a better decision to be able to afford a nice wedding and not have to worry about schooling while living a married life.

Do military get paid more for being married?

Although not known as “military marriage pay,” service members do receive a pay increase as part of their housing and cost-of-living allowances after they get married.

How long do I have to be married to get military benefits?

In order for the military to provide direct retirement payments to an ex-spouse, the couple must have been married 10 years overlapping with 10 years of service.

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Is it weird to get married right after college?

The answer really is dependent upon the couple. It can be a real challenge if you don’t know what your immediate future is going to look like. Instability with finances, jobs, and career uncertainty can certainly add strain to a couple getting married right after college.

What is the best age to get married?

“The ideal age to get married, with the least likelihood of divorce in the first five years, is 28 to 32,” says Carrie Krawiec, a marriage and family therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Michigan. “Called the ‘Goldilocks theory,’ the idea is that people at this age are not too old and not too young.”

Does my wife get Bah while I’m at basic?

If you are married and living with your spouse or minor dependents, you will either live in on-base housing or be given a monetary allowance called Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to live off-base. The amount of BAH depends on your duty station zip code, your rank, and whether or not you have dependents.

Is it illegal to get married for military benefits?

But you never really know about it first hand. A military contract marriage is the practice of a service member marrying someone (sometimes another service member) just to land additional military benefits. … No surprise, scam marriages are totally illegal.

Why do military couples marry so fast?

Jon said he thinks young military members get married so quickly because of young love and the ability to grow up faster. “The military is a way for you to start earning and providing for a spouse faster than earning a degree through college,” said Jon. “I would attribute it to impatience.”

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