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  • Military Pay Charts
    2017 Military Pay Charts
    Military.com
    Check out the 2017 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
  • There are many financial considerations when planning for retirement
    Military Retired Pay Overview
    Military.com
    The military retirement system is arguably the best one around, but proper planning is needed to ensure you can retire comfortably
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    COLA for Retired Pay
    Military.com
    Each year military retirees receive a Cost of Living Adjustment to their retirement pay. The increase is based on inflation rates.
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    The Military Retirement System
    Military.com
    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.
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    2017 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
    Military.com
    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).

Veteran Pay

Veteran Pay

  • Retired VFW Member
    Overview of VA Pensions
    VA for Vets
    Pension payments are made to bring a veteran's total income to a level set by Congress.
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    VA Fiduciary Program
    VA for Vets
    VA's Fiduciary Program was established to protect Veterans and other beneficiaries who cannot manage their financial affairs.
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    Military Disability Retirement
    Military.com
    If you suffer a severe illness or injury as a result of your military service you may be eligible for disability retirement.
  • Army 1SG Transitions to  Veteran Life
    What Benefits Are You Eligible For As A Veteran?
    Military.com
    Veterans are eligible for many benefits. Knowing about them and getting them can be difficult. We make it easy with this list.
  • Question marks illuminated
    Questions About Pay
    Military.com
    Have a general question about active duty or retired pay rates? Check with these resources.
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    2017 Veterans Pension Rates
    Military.com
    If you are a vet with a limited income and no longer able to work, you may qualify for a Veterans Pension.
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    The Blended Retirement System Explained
    Military.com
    Military retirement is undergoing major changes soon. Should you switch to the new system? We have the details to help you decide.
  • Man Navigating Maze of Money and Benefits
    Social Security Overview
    Military.com
    Social Security's retirement program has been a basic part of American life for more than 65 years.