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Military Pay and Pensions

Find information on basic pay, pensions, and retirement benefits for service members, veterans, and military retirees, including whom to contact with questions and concerns.

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  • Military pay

  • Benefits

  • Taxes

And look up your basic allowance for housing on the Defense Travel Management Office’s .

Military, Civilian, and Retiree Pay Problems

Department of Defense (DOD) Employees, Reservists, and Retirees 

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you’re active duty or in the Reserve, contact your post or base finance office first for questions about your military pay. 

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFor additional help, contact the appropriate :

  • – Call 1-888-332-7411

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt – Call 1-800-321-1080

  • – Call 1-888-332-7411

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt​ – Manage your pay information using

Coast Guard Employees, Reservists, and Retirees

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you’re active duty or in the Reserve, contact your unit administrative yeoman for questions about your military pay. 

  • Coast Guard retiree – Contact the . Call 1-866-772-8724

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtCivilian Coast Guard employee – Contact your .

Military Pay Complaints or Fraud Reports

Learn how to file a complaint or report suspected fraud:

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtCoast Guard –

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtOther military branches –

went into effect on January 1, 2018. It includes:

  • Matching contributions

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtMid-career retention bonuses

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtA monthly annuity for life after 20 years of service. The annuity is based on a calculation of 2% per year served. The legacy retirement annuity is based on 2 ½% per year served.

Legacy High-3 (High-36) System

Service members in the legacy High-3 system must have begun their service by December 31, 2017. Also called High-36 or “military retired pay,” this is a defined benefit plan.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou’ll need to serve 20 years or more to qualify for the lifetime monthly annuity.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYour retirement benefit is determined by your years of service. It’s calculated at 2.5% times your highest 36 months of basic pay.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt contributions are not matched by the government.

Military Retirees and Pension Benefit Questions

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you ’re a military retiree with questions about your benefits, contact your branch of service:

Visit the

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtChanges to your military retiree benefits

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtCost of living adjustments

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtOther issues affecting your pension

Pension Taxes

You may not have to pay federal income taxes on your military pension. Use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to find out.

Military Retirement and Social Security Benefits

Retirees can get both Social Security benefits and their military pension.  

. It’s a tax-free monthly benefit.

Visit  to learn:

  • Which conditions qualify you for benefits

  • How the claims process works

  • Where to file your claim

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtHow to  you disagree with. The process changed in February 2019.

may receive compensation benefits in certain situations.

  • How to Calculate VA Pensions

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtThe amount for both pensions is the difference between the recipient’s "countable" income and the annual pension limit set by Congress.

    How to Apply for a VA Pension

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtSee how to , including online.

    See how to .

    Aid & Attendance (A&A) and Housebound Benefits

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you receive a VA pension, you may also qualify for . You can only get one of them. Each has its own qualifications.

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    Veterans Pension Versus Disability Compensation

    In some cases, veterans can receive disability compensation. It's not the same as the VA pension. Here’s a way to tell the difference:

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtDisability compensation is for an illness or injury that happens because of or was made worse by your military service. It’s not income-based and war service is not required. 

    • A VA pension is for low-income war veterans who may have  

    Veterans Pension Versus Military Retirement

    Some people confuse military retirement benefitsKết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt with a VA pension. Here are two ways to tell the difference:

    • Military retirement is taxable but a VA pension is tax-free.  

    • Military retirement uses years of service (not necessarily wartime). But a VA pension is based on wartime service and financial need. 

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    Last Updated: March 13, 2020

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