USAA eligibility expanded

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A lot of Wesabe members bank at and highly recommend USAA — including me. The biggest frustration I hear from people about USAA is that they aren’t eligible to open an account there. So, some of you might be happy to see that USAA has widened its eligibility requirements. From their announcement, people in the following groups may now join USAA:

  • Military retirees who served honorably, regardless of when they retired
  • Military personnel honorably discharged on or after Jan. 1, 1996
  • Widows and widowers of military members killed in action while eligible

USAA estimates that adding those groups will allow three million new people to become members. The full list of eligibility requirements is here.


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