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    If you are considering making the military a career — or you have already made that decision, and just want to know more about ...
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    The Cost of Living Allowance or COLA helps offset the effects of higher living expenses that servicemembers stationed in expens...

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Retiree Payment Procedures

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Retired servicemembers, except those recalled to active duty and entitled to active duty pay and allowances, and those who elect to waive all their pay in favor of VA compensation or civil service annuity, will have their retired pay electronically transferred to their financial institution on the first business day of each month. The following is a summary of what you need to know about retired pay: The Retiree Account Statement T... more

The Military Retirement System

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If you are considering making the military a career — or you have already made that decision, and just want to know more about your benefits — then this will be of special interest to you. This article looks at the current Military Retirement Systems and the choices facing most today's active duty members. The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement Systems: Military Retirement Overview Factor... more

Special Pay Overview

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Military Special Pay Overview In addition to the your basic pay benefits and allowances, you may receive special pays and incentive pays depending on your career field or location-even when you first join the military. Servicemembers can qualify for additional or "special" pay due to their qualifications, assignments and certain skills. For example servicemembers can may be able to get special pay based their ability to speak foreign languag... more

2016 Military Pay Charts

Military Pay Charts

President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which includes a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 2016. The military pay tables below apply to active members of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Update: The official 2016 Guard and Reserve drill pay charts are now available. Visit the Drill Pay page for more details. Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that all... more

CRSC for TERA and Chapter 61 Retirees

The FiscalYear 2008 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), signed by the President in early 2008, revised eligibility requirements for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC). All military retirees, other than some former reserve members with physical disabilities not incurred in the line of duty, are now eligible for CRSC compensation.  These newly eligible veterans are mainly Chapter 61 (medical retirees) and Temporary Early Retiremen... more

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