Perennial Consumerist favorite banker and insurance company USAA announced yesterday that they’re expanding eligible membership to all honorably discharged vets, regardless of dates or lengths of service.
Once the vet joins, their spouse and children are eligible for membership as well.
Here’s the official word on who can join now:
* All current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, active duty, Guard and reserve, as well as those who retired or honorably separated in the past, regardless of dates or branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard).
* Cadets, midshipmen, and officer or warrant officer candidates in government-sponsored programs leading to a commission.
* Adult children, widow(er)s, and un-remarried former spouses of USAA members.
* Widow(er)s of officer and enlisted personnel who were killed in action while eligible.
USAA wins rave reviews because of it’s awesome customer service and because they don’t try to rip people off. Also, they let you deposit checks by taking a picture with your iPhone or scanning and uploading them.
Even if you don’t qualify based on the above, you can still take advantage of USAA’s basic checking and savings services.