My boyfriend is going into the FL National Guard, im in CA pregnant with his child. What are my options?
Question by Bridgette: My boyfriend is going into the FL National Guard, im in CA pregnant with his child. What are my options?
My boyfriend is going into the FL National Guard. I am 5mos pregnant with his child, he is leaving next month for basic training & wont be back until October after the baby is born. We are not married & weren’t planning on it for a few more years but now i need to know what MY options are if we don’t get married right away or if we do. Im thinking that if were not married I get nothing. Would he be able to take time off or leave during training when I go into labor? Will the baby be covered by any of his benefits because he’s his son? If he is part-time & going to school (like I think he will be after basic training) or if he goes full-time would he be able to transfer out to CA NG? Is that a long process if so? What kind of pay could he expect & does it change after having a baby/ family? I have so many questions and I don’t know where to start looking for answers so if anyone could help me by providing knowledgable answers I would greatly appreciate it.
Just to clarify what a certain person said, I have my own insurance & am not just trying to use the military for its benefits. All im doing is looking into what it will be like in the next few months after our baby is born and he’s in the military & looking to be a little more knowledgeable about everything since we haven’t gotten to speak directly with the recruiter about those things yet. Thank you to those of you who answered my question I greatly appreciate it.
Answer by Smells like New Screen Names
His “national guard benefits?”
You do realize his health benefits only kick in “you are only covered by TRICARE when your National Guard and Reserve sponsor is activated (called or ordered to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days) under Federal orders.” They also don’t cover girlfriend’s maternity expenses.
He isn’t joining the army here. They don’t pick up the tab on everything like the army will. And how exactly does he plan on going to school in California, when he’ll have to serve duty in Florida on a regular basis?
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