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Per Diem Rates Increasing October 1

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Per Diem is a daily allotment to reimburse servicemembers for the out-of-pocket cost of food, lodging and incidental expenses that occur while on military business or temporary assigned duty (TDY or TAD) away from their home station. Per Diem sets the limit to how much a servicemember can be reimbursed for meals and lodging. The following is a summary of how the Per Diem works: The Per Diem Allowance Each year the DoD Per Diem, Travel and Tr... more

Aviation Continuation Pay

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Aviation Continuation Pay, also known in the Navy as Aviator Career Continuation Pay, is for pilots who remain on active duty after the end of their active-duty service commitment are eligible for this type of pay. To receive the ACP, you must submit an application. Annual amounts vary depending on each service's needs and the length of time the pilot agrees to serve. For 2015, the maximum bonuses by service are: Air Force: up to $25,00... more

Combat Related Special Compensation

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Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) provides military retirees a monthly compensation that replaces their VA disability offset. This means that qualified military retirees with 20 or more years of service that have "combat related" VA-rated disability will no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation. Instead they will receive both their full military retirement pay and their VA ... more

Frequently Asked Questions About BAH

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Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. 1.  Who is eligible for BAH? A member assigned to permanent duty within the 50 United States, who is not furnished Government housing, is eligible for BAH, based on the member's rank, dependency status, and permanent duty statio... more

Military Salary - Pay Overview

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Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. Currently, the military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of. Fortunately everything you need to know about the military compensation system including: Basi... more

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