For Immediate Release

What is New In Military and Veterans Benefits for 2018

With the beginning

MILItary pay

Basic Pay

Basic pay will go up 2.4 percent in 2018, the largest raise in 16 years. Check out our Military Pay Charts to see the new amounts.

Basic allowance for housing (BAH)

BAH will increase for many people in 2018. See our BAH Calculator to find your new rate.

RETirement pay

Retirees will see a 2 percent pay increase in 2018, the largest one in six years.

New Retirement system

The Blended Retirement System begins in 2018.


TRICARE Standard and Extra will become TRICARE Select, there will be changes to copay amounts, and pharmacy prices will increase. 

See the details.

GI Bill


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