Military Pay

Special Pay Overview

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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... 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 ... more

Marines Leaving Corps Not Claiming Travel Money They Are Due

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Marines have been failing to file travel claims when they return home after leaving the service. A recent MARADMIN said that in Fiscal Year 2015, 70% of the Marines who separated or retired from the Corps failed to submit their final separation travel claim when they reached their home of selection or home of record.  The MARADMIN went on to s... more

Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance Ending In September

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Effective September 30, 2016, the entitlement known as Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) will be terminating for members stationed in CONUS, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, or Guam. What is FSSA? The FSSA program was established as a supplement an individual’s BAS to raise their income above the level that qualifies them f... more

Proposed Military Pay Charts for 2017

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Update for 2017 Military Pay: House lawmakers have released a proposal for troops to receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017. The White House has already requested a 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017, which is higher than 1.3 percent increase received by troops in 2016, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise called for by law to match private-sector... more

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