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Question:
As a National Guard or Reserve Soldier on Inactive Duty Training (IDT), am I entitled to Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)?

Answer:
National Guard or Reserve Soldiers on periods of Inactive Duty Training (IDT) are not entitled to BAS, however the government may provide lodging in-kind when quarters are available.

Question:
As a Reserve Component member, am I eligible for health care?

Answer:
If a Reserve Component member is ordered to, or extended on, active duty for more than 30 days eligibility begins the day the member commences or is extended on active duty.

Question:
What are Family Program Academies?

Answer:
Family Program Academies are an education and training event for Guard & Reserve family members.

Question:
What are the eligibility requirements for the Selected Reserve Dental Program?

Answer:
The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is a voluntary dental plan available to family members of all Active Duty Uniformed Service personnel and to Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) members and/or their families. To be eligible, the sponsor must have at least 12 months remaining on his/her service commitment with the parent service at the time of enrollment. Active Duty Service Members are not eligible for the TDP as they are required to use their local Uniformed Service Dental treatment facility. When a member of the Selected Reserve or IRR is called to active duty for more than 30 days, the member is disenrolled, but family members remain enrolled (for completion of the existing lock-in period, if applicable). Visit the local Uniformed Service personnel office, dental treatment facility, or health advisor/installation point of contact for more information - or visit the United Concordia Companies, Inc. website (who administers the program) at http://www.ucci.com.

Question:
What are the service obligations for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates?

Answer:
All Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates incur an eight-year military service obligation that may be accomplished by serving on active or reserve duty. ROTC cadets have no military obligation during the first two years they are in the program (or the first year in the case of scholarship winners). In the third year of the program, non-scholarship cadets agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army upon completion of the required academic and military courses.

Question:
What is a Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up (PSRC)?

Answer:
Under a Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up (PSRC), you may be called up to active duty for up to, but no more than, 270 days.

Question:
What is the difference between "Full" and "Partial" mobilization?

Answer:
Congress must declare that a state of national emergency exists to call up all forces, including Army Reserve and Army National Guard units, Individual Ready Reserve, Standby Reserve and members of the Retired Reserve, and the resources required for their support. The duration is the length of the emergency plus six months. This is referred to as "Full Mobilization." With a "Partial Mobilization," the President has the authority to mobilize no more than 1,000,000 reservists (units and individuals from all services), for 24 months or less, and the resources needed for their support to meet the requirements of war or other national emergency involving an external threat to national security.

Question:
What is the difference between mobilization and deployment?

Answer:
Mobilization refers to the calling up of Reserve Component forces to active duty. Deployment refers to the movement of Soldiers (active duty and/or RC Soldiers called to active duty) away from their home base for training exercises and/or operational missions.

Question:
What is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940?

Answer:
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) of 1940 protects Reserve Component service members called to Active Duty from certain legal problems. Individuals protected under this law may qualify for: reduced interest rates on mortgage payments and credit card debt; protection from eviction if the rent is $1,200 or less; delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings. All service members receive some protections under the SSCRA to include the right to vote in the state of their home record and protection from paying taxes in two different states. Note that the SSCRA of 1940 was revised in December 2003 to clarify certain provisions stated in the law such as a 6% interest rate cap on pre-service loans and obligations by specifying that interest in excess of 6% must be forgiven. The revised law modifies the eviction protection section by protecting service members from eviction for rent that does not exceed $2400 as opposed to the original $1,200. Another addition is the provision allowing service members called to active duty for a period of 180 days or more to be able to terminate automobile leases for use by them and their dependents. Contact your Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) office for more details on the provisions contained in the revised SSCRA.

Question:
What is the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)?

Answer:
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is in place to protect National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers when mobilized and away from their civilian jobs.
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