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    DoJ Puts Pressure on States to Recognize Military Spouse Job Licenses After New Law

    DoJ Puts Pressure on States to Recognize Military Spouse Job Licenses After New Law

    The Department of Justice has sent out a letter reminding states to follow a law passed six months ago that allows spouses to more easily transfer their job licenses during permanent change of station moves.

    Military family advocates and lawmakers told Military.com that the Department of Justice's reminder is necessary as news of the law has been slow to make its way from , D.C., to state and local licensing boards across the country.

    “We request that you carefully review the information in this letter and evaluate your practices to ensure compliance with this federal law,” reads the letter, made public in a press release Friday.

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    President Joe Biden signed the Military Licensing Relief Act into law in January.

    Under the new law, which amends the existing Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, state licensing boards must accept valid professional licenses — with the exception of law licenses — that service members and spouses received from other states if they moved due to a permanent change of station or on other military orders.

    But Kathy Roth-Douquet, the CEO and co-founder of Blue Star Families, a nonprofit that advocates for military families, told Military.com in an interview that the application of the law by state boards is still spotty.

    “People locally, and most people locally don't know about the…

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