I'm a third year OCdt at RMC and am an expecting father in December. Unplanned but expected. I've been with my girlfriend for a little over 6 months now. According to the definition listed about common-law, I've applied for common-law status and waiting for the paperwork to go through. The reason for this is, at what point in the pregnancy is the baby considered a child? Is it as soon as it's known that the girlfriend is pregnant?
I've been verbally approved of the request, not sure how COR is going to handle it though with putting everything together on my medical plan haha. For those of you reading this out of curiosity and looking at housing in a similar boat as myself, PMQ's are 25% of the total household income.
My question would be: Can anyone simplify what my spouse and soon to be child are entitled to on behalf of the military benefits? I'm having a hard time trying to find documentation to say everything we are entitled to. The reason we are wanting to know, is that since the two of us will be "surviving" off of my pay, we could really use the most amount of resources, etc. that are available to us and maximize their use. If anyone can summarize up what the benefits are that they would be allowed to, and possibly some links to support it (so I can bookmark them) it would be GREATLY appreciated.