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  • Combat Related Special Compensation

    Purple Heart

    Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) provides special compensation to retirees who have retired pay reduced because of receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. This means that qualified military retirees with 20 or more years of service that have "combat related" VA-rated disability will no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation. Instead the... more

  • Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) FAQs

    Updated Combat Related Special Compensation FAQs What is Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)? CRSC is a monthly entitlement that allows eligible military retirees to recover some or all of their retired pay that was offset by their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Eligible retirees must have a combat-related injury and may receive this entitlement in addition to any retired pay they receive from the Defense... more

  • Special Pay Overview


    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

  • Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay

    Fewer troops will receive combat pay starting June 1. (Source: DoD)

    Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay are payable for duty performed in an area designated as hazardous. A member is not authorized to receive both Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay at the same time. The monthly rate is $225 for any time in which he/she was entitled to basic pay and in which he/she was: Subject to hostile fire or explosion of hostile mines; On duty in an area in which he was in imminent danger of being exposed ... more

  • Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay

    US Marine Corps EOD Technicians

    Non-Air Crewmembers: Servicemembers, who under competent orders, perform hazardous duties such as:flying duty as non-crewmembers, parachute jumping, demolition of explosives, handle toxic fuels, engage in flight deck duty or experimental stress duty, and so on earn $150 per month. There is one exception to the $150 per month for parachute jumping, is the authority to bestow $225 per month for HALO jumps. Servicemembers that meet the requirem... more

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