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  • Combat Related Special Compensation

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    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

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    In addition to military basic pay, benefits, and allowances, members of the armed forces may also receive special pays and incentive pays depending on their career field or location. Special pays include hardship duty pay, foreign language pay, sea pay, special assignment pay, and flight pay. Unlike military allowances, special pay is taxable unless the member is earning the pay while in a designated combat zone. The following is a ... more

  • Overseas Extension Pay

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    The military may offer certain servicemembers an added incentive for extending their overseas tour. Called Overseas Extension Pay, this special incentive comes in three forms. Overseas Extension Pay Eligibility Entitlement to this Special Pay or Bonus is based on the following conditions and is at the discretion of the the military service branch:    Member has an entitlement to basic pay Member is serving in a duty specialty ... more

  • Aviator Retention Bonus

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    Aviator Retention Bonus, also known as Aviation Continuation Pay, or Aviator Career Continuation Pay in the Navy, is for aviation officers who agree to remain on operational flying duty for at least one year after their initial term of service. Aviator Retention bonus may not be paid to anyone in the pay grade O-7 or above To receive the ACP, you must submit an application. Annual amounts vary depending on each service's needs and the length... more

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