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    2016 Military Pay Charts
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    Check out the 2016 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
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    The Military Retirement System
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    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.
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    Military Reserve Retirement
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    National Guard & Reserve members who complete a minimum 20 qualifying years of service become eligible for retired pay at age 60.
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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
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    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).
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    Computing Retired Military Pay
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    There are various provisions of law under which the computation may be made, but retired pay is generally computed either on le...

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State Retirement Income Tax

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Some States exempt all or a portion of retired pay from income taxation. In all States, disability payments received from VA and all Social Security payments are exempt from taxation. State income tax, where applicable, is not withheld from retired pay unless a state has entered into an agreement with the Department of Defense to permit finance centers to withhold state income tax. Retirees who do not currently have state tax withheld from re... more

Proposed Military Pay Charts for 2017

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Update for 2017 Military Pay: House lawmakers have released a proposal for troops to receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017. The White House has already requested a 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017, which is higher than 1.3 percent increase received by troops in 2016, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise called for by law to match private-sector wage growth. By law troops are to receive a pay raise within 0.5 percent of the Employment Cost In... more

The Military Retirement System

Marine retirement

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

Military Advance Pay

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The purpose of advance pay is to give funds to a member to meet extraordinary expenses incident to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). It is intended to assist with the out-of-pocket expenses, not typical of day-to-day military living, that precede or exceed reimbursements incurred in a member's change of duty locations. An advance of pay is not authorized for the specific out-of-pocket expenses covered by advances of other allowances ... more

Military Garnishment

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Federal law authorizes the pay of active, reserve, and retired members of the military and the pay of civilian employees of the Federal government to be garnished (or attached) for the payment of child and/or spousal support. The following is a summary of how garnishment works in the military: Implementing a Garnishment In order to implement a garnishment or wage attachment against any member of the military or any civilian employee of the D... more

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