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Overview of VA Pensions

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VA for Vets

Low-income wartime Veterans may qualify for pension if they meet certain service, income and net worth limits set by law; are age 65 or older, permanently and totally disabled, a patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, or receiving Supplemental Security Income. Generally, a Veteran must have at least 90 days of active duty service, with at least one day during a VA recognized wa... more

National Guard Pay Overview

If you're serving in the Army or Air National Guard, you're devoting weekends and special training sessions to our country's military - and in return, you receive regular drill pay and other pay benefits. Here you'll find everything you need to know about your military pay benefits. Make sure you're getting everything you've earned. If you are serving as a member of the Army or Air National Guard, you are eligible for regular drill pay, and m... more

2014 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

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The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed servicemembers accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. Each year the BAH tables are released between December 15 and January 1. NEW - 2014 BAH Rates: The overall average mi... more

2014 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)

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As a servicemember, you can expect to be stationed virtually anywhere in the country. During your career, you are likely to be assigned to a variety of low-, moderate- and high-cost locations. Although private sector pay often reflects the local cost-of-living, military basic pay tables do not vary based on location. To help offset the effects of higher cost areas, military servicemembers may be eligible for a Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA). ... more

2013 Military Pay Charts

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Update: Proposed 2014 pay charts are at the bottom of this article. The President signed the NDAA for FY2013 which includes a 1.7 percent across-the-board pay increase for 2013. This pay raise went into effect on January 1, 2013. -- The 2014 Reserve/Guard Pay Charts Take a look at the 2013 military pay charts to see what you are getting this year: -- The 2013 Active Duty Pay Charts -- The 2013 Reserve/Guard Pay Charts Prior Year's Pay Ch... more

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