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What benefits does a marine reserve have.?

like the difference between active and reserve benefits.

The difference is in pay and college money.

The reservist gets significantly less.

i did four years active duties and now doing the reserve so does that mean i get medical covage for being the reserve for that month or i would have to contact the tricare company and sign up because i thought they sign you up for that automatically for that or am i being misinform

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what benefits does a marine reserve have.?
like the difference between active and reserve benefits.

do marine reservist get va benefits

The only way you'll get housing is if you are on active duty for 31 days or more. Other than that, you must have another job, get some grants, etc. Going to drill 2-3 times a month and 2 weeks of annual training is not enough. The only educational assistance you'll qualify for is the Selected Reserves GI Bill once you finish Initial Active Duty Training and you're a 6 yr obligated reservist and in good standing. Edit: A PFC in the USMC is NOT the same as in the Army. A PFC in the USMC is an E2 NOT E3.

Marine Corps Reserve Education Benefits

RESERVE:

Educational Benefits
Reservists interested in a college or trade school education may qualify for financial assistance through the Montgomery GI Bill.

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve provides education benefits for Marine reserves who: have completed or are completing a 6 year obligation in the Selected Reserves, or, if an officer, have agreed to serve 6 years in addition to their original obligation; have completed IADT; have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate; and remain in good standing with a Selected Reserve unit.

Educational assistance for undergraduate, graduate, or technical training is available under the program. Under most circumstances, benefits end 10 years after the date the Marine became eligible for the program or on the day the Marine leaves the Selected Reserve.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Enhanced Educational Benefits (MGIB-SR Kicker)
The Kicker offers eligible Marines as much as $350 in additional educational benefits monthly. As with the MGIB-SR basic benefits the Kicker is prorated for less than full time study. The Kicker is available for a maximum of 36 months of full time academic pursuit and are retainable as long as basic benefits are available.

Marine Corps Institute Distant Learning PME courses offer Marines an excellent opportunity to develop their professional knowledge, leadership and skills while at home. These courses are available from MCI at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C. and from other DoD services. Many MCI correspondence courses offer college credit upon completion. Marines wishing to obtain information on available MCI courses or seeking to enroll in an MCI course may call the Student Operations Department at 1-800-MCI-USMC.


Promotion
As a Marine, your opportunity for promotion can be significantly enhanced by the quality and types of duty you perform. Reserve participation, competitiveness with your peers and Professional Military Education are keys to selection for promotion. You, the Marine, are the best advocate for advancing your career in the Marine Corps Reserve and for achieving your promotion.


Insurance
Information on veterans insurance programs may be obtained from the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-800-669-8477 or 1-800-827-1000. Programs include:
Servicemen's Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
Service Disabled Veterans Insurance (SDVI)
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)
Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RC-SBP)
Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)
Tricare Selected Reserve Dental Program (TSRDP)

Retired Reserve
Retired Marines who have completed 20 years of qualifying service for retirement and are eligible to receive retirement pay at age 60, together with their dependents, are eligible for 24 commissary visits per calendar year. Retired Marines will receive their commissary card from HQMC.