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  • Reserve Drill Pay Calculator

    Please visit our new Military Pay Charts page for up-to-date information on Reserve member pay. 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

  • Guard and Reserve Deployment: Pay Benefits

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    Basic Pay: All servicemembers receive basic pay. It is the bulk of their pay, and it is based on rank and length of service. As a member of the Guard or reserve your basic pay is based on your paygrade and the number of drill periods (4 hours each) you serve each month. Regular weekend drills are paid on a 2 drill period per day basis. So each full weekend drill is actually worth 4 drill periods.  See the Reserve Drill Pay Calculator for mor... more

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