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have entered the Military Pay and Benefits Website sponsored by the Office
of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Currently,
the major elements of your compensation are discussed. Future upgrades to
this site will include expanding the topics available. To begin, select
the topic that interests you from the tabs across the top or from one of
the following topic areas:
and Allowances discusses the basic elements of what is considered
the military equivalent of private sector salaries, referred to as RMC,
or Regular Military Compensation. These include basic pay (including
Active Duty and Reserve pay tables), allowances for housing and subsistence,
and tax advantage of the tax-free allowances.
discusses the various retirement systems currently in effect. In addition
to explaining the rules regarding Final Pay, High-3 Year Average, and
CSB/REDUX for active duty, calculators are available to demonstrate
the potential income stream from these retirement systems and to assist
those allowed to choose between High-3 and CSB/REDUX. The Reserve and
disability retirement systems are described briefly.
Benefits section discusses the variety of benefits available, ranging from complete health care to commissary and exchange shopping.
Benefits section discusses the Uniformed Services Survivor Benefit
Plan (SBP) and the Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RC-SBP).
Savings Plan (TSP) discusses the Federal Government sponsored retirement
savings and investment plan for members of the uniformed services.
Updated - October 21, 2008]
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