With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, service members will automatically lose any accumulated ordinary leave in excess of 60 days on Oct. 1, 2015. Troops covered by special leave accrual rules may still carry up to 120 days from one fiscal year to the next. Service members are encouraged to check their Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) and talk with their finance office to help understand their correct use-or-lose balance. LES projections have now been corrected for active component Army, Navy, and Air Force service members and will appear on the April LES through the myPay system as of April 23, 2015. Reserve component members with projected use-or-lose leave, will be contacted individually by DFAS and given their use-or-lose balance. Reserve component members with projected use-or-lose leave, will be contacted individually by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and given their use-or-lose balance.
For more on military pay, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.