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United States Military Pay and Benefits

Information and resources about United States Military pay and benefits including information about basic pay, housing allowance, food allowance, special pays, military pay charts, military medical care, combat zone pay, enlistment and reenlistment bonus information, and other pay and benefit entitlements.
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Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) Rates
Basic Housing Allowance Rates for Fiscal Year 2013 for all the services of the United States Military.

Understanding Military Pay
How much you will make in the military is a little more complicated than "do eight hours of work, and get paid for eight hours." How much you will make in the military depends on several individual factors.

What Congress Has in Store for You in 2009
The 2009 Defense Authorization Act is now law, and Congress has passed a whole lot of pay and benefit changes for the upcoming year. Here's a sneak-peek at what our congress-critters have in store for you

What Congress Has in Store for You in 2008
Each year I wade through the annual National Defense Authorization Act and report to you what our congress-critters have given you in the way of military pay and benefit changes for the upcoming year. Here's a look at some of the major provisions of the 2008 bill.

What Congress Has in Store for You in 2007
Congress has passed the FY 2007 Defense Authorization Act, and the President has signed it into law. Here's a look at the military pay and benefit changes for 2007.

Identity Theft -- One Military Retiree's Story
John Smith’s (not his real name) house wasn’t ransacked, his wallet never snatched or his life threatened in exchange for a handful of cash on a dimly lit city street. Yet he was robbed of something he will spend the rest of his life trying to reclaim – his identity.

2006 Pay and Benefit Changes
President Bush ushered in an across-the-board 3.1 percent military pay raise, effective Jan. 1, and a variety of other new or enhanced benefits for servicemembers and their families when he signed the 2006 National Defense Authorization Bill into law Jan. 6.

What Congress Has In Store for Military Members in 2006
Each year at about this time, I wade through both versions of the annual authorization act to give you a sneak peak of what Congress may have in store for you for the upcoming year in the way of military pay and benefits. Here's your "Sneak Peak:"

Military Pay and Benefits FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Military pay and military benefits.

What Congress Has in Store for Military Members in 2005
Each year, Congress determines military pay and benefit changes when they pass the Defense Authorization Act. Both bills have now been passed. Here are some of the major provisions of the bills.

Your FY 2004 Military Pay & Benefits
On November 7th (2003), Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2004 Military Authorization Act, and has sent it to the President to sign into law. President Bush is expected to sign the authorization bill into law soon. Here are the major pay and benefit provisions of the new law.

2003 Military Pay and Benefits
The House and the Senate have passed the FY2003 Defense Authorization Act and presented it to the President for his consideration on November 26th. The President is expected to sign the act into law in early December, with plenty of time to ensure that pay increases are seen by military members in their January 15th paychecks.

Replacing and Correcting Military Tax Forms
Information about where military members and DOD civilian employees may obtain information about their finances, correcting and replacing tax information.

Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) Rates
Basic Housing Allowance Rates for Fiscal Year 2012 for all the services of the United States Military.

2011 BAH Rates for Enlisted Members
2011 BAH Rates for Enlisted Members WITH Dependents

FY 2014 Proposed Military Pay Rates
Proposed Military base pay charts for fiscal year 2014 for commissioned officers

FY 2014 Proposed Military Pay Charts
Proposed Military base pay charts for fiscal year 2014 for enlisted members, officers, officers with enlisted experience, and warrant officers

FY 2014 Proposed Military Pay Rates
Military base pay charts for fiscal year 2014 for warrant officers

FY 2014 Proposed Military Pay Charts
Proposed Military base pay charts for fiscal year 2012 for commissioned officers with enlisted experience

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