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  • 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

  • Frequently Asked Questions About BAH

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    Basic Allowance For Housing is a tax-free monthly monetary allowance for servicemembers who are not provided government housing. 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 station zip code.  A member stationed overseas (except in Hawaii and Alaska), including U.S. t... more

  • Military Allowances Overview

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    A major component of your overall military compensation is your allowance package. Allowances are tax-free and are designed to compensate servicemembers for their living costs, if adequate services or facilities are not provided by the military. For example: if no housing is available for a servicemember or their family, the military will pay the servicemember a housing allowance. In addition, allowances are sometimes based on the ... more

  • Overseas (OCONUS) COLA Overview

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    The Overseas Cost of Living Allowance is a supplement designed to equalize purchasing power between members overseas and their CONUS-based counterparts. The following is a summary of the Overseas Cost of Living Allowance: The Average COLA Supplement The average supplement is $300 per month. The basic measurement is a comparison of CONUS shopping behavior and the aggregate shopping behavior at each overseas location. It impacts 320,000 member... more

  • myPay 2015 Tax Documents Schedule

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    DFAS customers with myPay access (https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) will be able to obtain their tax statements online on the day they are posted using the secure and convenient pay management system. Additionally, military retirees and annuitants can download their 2015 account statements with information on wages, tax withholdings and allotment information. 2015-6 tax statement myPay and USPS mail schedule:    ... more

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