Domestic Abuse Prevention, Home-Schooling Tips & More: Oct. 2020

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United to End Domestic Abuse
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Department of Defense participates as a way to raise awareness through a servicewide campaign. The 2020 campaign, “United to End Domestic Abuse,” promotes community engagement to prevent domestic abuse and support victims.
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Home-Schooling Tips and Parenting Resources
For MilKids attending school virtually or being home-schooled for the first time, the new school year may feel very different. Here are some ideas to help kids stay engaged, and learning resources parents can access.
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Resources to Strengthen Your Relationship
It’s normal to want to talk to someone about the ups and downs of your relationship — doing so can actually make it stronger. Invest in your partnership by using these free, confidential resources to get effective support.
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Women's Health Matters: Free Virtual Training
The Women's Health Transition Training program is hosting live, interactive virtual training sessions now through December for servicewomen. Sessions will focus on enrollment and health services that Veterans Affairs facilities offer.
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Military ID Expiration Extended
Is your military ID expiring? To ease the renewal process during COVID-19, the DOD has extended card renewals and replacements through June 30, 2021, for service members and civilians.

New Tax-Filing Deadline: Oct. 15
Did you submit an extension to file your 2019 taxes? If so, the Oct. 15 deadline is almost here. File your taxes now with MilTax, the free e-filing software and preparation support. MilTax is powered by an industry-leading tax service provider and designed to address military-specific situations.

Virtual Hiring Fair
for MilSpouses
MilSpouses are invited to the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Virtual Hiring Fair taking place on Oct. 14. Join from anywhere in the world to make connections and explore job opportunities with companies and organizations committed to hiring military spouses.

Financial Resources for the Military
If the COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial struggles for your family, help is available. Military OneSource offers free resources such as financial counseling and emergency financial assistance for service members and their families.

Preparing for a Civilian Job
Whether you're transitioning out of the military soon or making long-term plans, service members can prepare for civilian employment with these resources, programs and tips.

Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral
A presidential memorandum issued on Aug. 8, 2020, enacted the temporary deferral of Social Security Tax withholdings for many service members through Dec. 31, 2020. If your take-home pay increases due to the deferral, you will have higher withholdings after Jan. 1, 2021.
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