Skip Navigation
Tue Oct 21, 2014
 
Army OneSource
Army OneSource
Army OneSource
Commander's Page Online Training
Volunteer Tools ARMYBook
My AOS Page Services Locator

Question & Answer Listing

Select a Question & Answer entry to see a list of service providers.

Military Pay -- Question & Answer Listing  
Viewing 1-10 of 16 Knowledge Entries
Page 1 of 2 Next 6 Knowledge Entries >
Go to page:  
Question / Answer

Question:
As a member of a reserve component, am I entitled to CONUS COLA?

Answer:
By law, a member with a Reserve Component is required to be on active duty 140 days before he/she is entitled to a CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), unless the call or order to active duty is in support of a contingency operation.

Question:
How do taxes impact my take home pay?

Answer:
Your take home pay is the amount left over after Federal, State, and Local taxes (if applicable) are taken out as well as any allotments you have set up (e.g., loan payments, automatic savings account contributions, charitable donations, etc.).

Question:
How often does my Soldier get paid?

Answer:
Service members can opt to receive either one payment in the beginning of each month or two payments per month with half of the month's earnings being received in the beginning of the month and the other half at mid-month.

Question:
What are Income Deduction and Income Withholding Orders and when may they be necessary?

Answer:
Income Deduction and Income Withholding Orders are court- or administratively-ordered deductions of a specified amount from a parent’s income for payment of child support.

Question:
What are Military Pay Deductions?

Answer:
Military Pay Deductions are charged against military pay entitlements, as indicated by type and amount and are typically used to pay the government back for monetary advances made to the Soldier.

Question:
What does "Even Dollar Deductions" mean in terms of pay statements?

Answer:
Even Dollar Entitlements refers to the unpaid money amount brought forward from the "previous" month's salary. When a check is sent to an address, it is always paid in even dollar amounts. The remainder will be brought forward to the next month.

Question:
What entitlements do I have when I relocate?

Answer:
There are several types of entitlements you may be authorized when relocating as part of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move such as dislocation allowance (DLA), the purpose of which is to partially reimburse a member, with or without dependents, for the expenses incurred in relocating the member's household on a PCS, housing moves ordered for the Government’s convenience, or incident to an evacuation. You may also be authorized Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), the purpose of which is to partially reimburse a member for the more than normal expenses incurred while occupying temporary lodgings just before or just after the move. Contact your military community's transportation office and/or finance office for specific information on relocation allowances.

Question:
What is a Personnel Tempo (PERSTEMPO) counter?

Answer:
A Personnel Tempo (PERSTEMPO) counter is included in the remarks section of the LES to document the number of days of individual deployments borne by the sponsor.

Question:
What is a Restricted Access Personal Identification Number (RAPIN) with respect to my Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)?

Answer:
You can create a Restricted Access Personal Identification Number (RAPIN) after signing into myPay on the (DFAS) website at http://www.dfas.mil to allow your spouse or family member to have view-only access to your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). With the RAPIN, the spouse or family member can view and print the LES and W2 but cannot make pay changes.

Question:
What is Danger Pay and am I, as a DoD or Department of the Army Civilian, authorized it?

Answer:
Danger Pay is paid to DoD and Department of the Army Civilian employees who are serving OCONUS when civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism, or wartime conditions exist in the area in which they are employed.
Viewing 1-10 of 16 Knowledge Entries
Page 1 of 2 Next 6 Knowledge Entries >
Go to page:  

Full Website
This site may not be optimized
for a mobile browsing experience.
OK
Please don't show me this again: