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Special Pay


‘Qualifying Exigency Leave’ for Military Family Members

By now, most servicemembers are familiar with the basic protections afforded to mobilized reservists and guardsmen – at least as they apply under Title 10 orders....


Reserve Income Replacement Program

Reserve Income Replacement Program (RIRP) was developed to help ease the burden of extended involuntary active duty service by Reserve members between the years of 2006 and...


Selected Reserve Incentive Program
 (SRIP)

The Selected Reserve Incentive Program 
(SRIP) was established to help reduce attrition rates of service members with specialized skills throughout the DoD. Each section of...


Aviation Career Incentive Pay for Officers

Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP) for Officers applies to active duty commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers who are either in training or who already have a flying...


Aviation Continuation Pay

Aviation Continuation Pay
 (ACP) is available for pilots in the Army (only certain types of Warrant Officers), Air Force, Navy (called Aviation Career Continuation Pay) and...


Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay

Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay (CEFIP) is available to eligible members of the Navy and the Air Force. To be eligible for this pay a service member must perform...


Career Sea Pay Officer

Career Sea Pay (CSP) was designed as a bonus for sailors who are away at sea most of the time. Career Sea Pay is available to sailors on active duty who are assigned to a ship...


Career Sea Pay Enlisted

Career Sea Pay (CSP) was designed as a bonus for sailors who are away at sea most of the time. The pay doesn’t quiet compensate those that get seasickness, but it's better...


Combat-related Injury and Rehabilitation Pay (CIP)


Combat-related Injury and Rehabilitation Pay (CIP) 
was incorporated into the Pay and Allowance Continuation (PAC) program in 2008. PAC replaced the CIP program of 2006. CIP...


Diving Duty Pay

Military members who are eligible for basic pay may also be eligible for Diving Duty Pay, a Special Pay related to diving. Diving is inherently dangerous and requires special...


Flight Pay

Flight pay is Special Pay given to all members of the military who perform duties related to flying. Each individual military department determines eligibility for their own...


Foreign Language Proficiency Pay / Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus

Foreign Language Proficiency Pay/Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPP) is available to Officers and enlisted service members who are certified as proficient in a foreign...


Hardship Duty Pay

Hardship Duty Pay (HDP) is a form of Special Pay that acknowledges the deployment of troops into particularly unpleasant parts of the world. HDP is the successor to Foreign...


Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay

Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP) is a form of Special Pay that is set to compensate military members for performing all sorts of hazardous duties related to aviation. This...


Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Pay

Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Pay (HFP) is special pay for service members who are serving in combat zones or areas that have been designated as IDP areas. IDP areas are...


Judge Advocate Continuation Pay

Judge Advocate Continuation Pay (JACP) is an incentive given to JAG officers to retain them in exchange for serving and remaining in the JAG Corps. After the officer has...


Other Special Medical Pay

Nurses, Physiologists and other non-physician Health Care Officers are entitled to receive special bonuses under Special Pay. Health Care professionals in the Army and Navy as...


Overseas Tour Extension Pay

All branches of the military pay Overseas Tour Extension Pay (OTEIP). This is an incentive pay paid to certain members who have critical skills classifications. OTEIP is paid...


Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP)

Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) is available to enlisted service members who are performing extremely difficult tasks or jobs requiring extraordinary levels of...


Special Pay for Medical Officers

Special Pay for Medical Officers comes in many forms including: Multi-year Retention Bonus for Medical Officers Medical Officer Variable Special Pay (VSP) Medical Officer...


Special Pay for Dental Officers

Special Pay for Dental Officers comes in many forms including: Multi-year Retention Bonus for Dental Officers Dental Officer Variable Special Pay (VSP) Dental Officer...


Veterinary Corps Officer Special Pay

Veterinary Corps Officer Special Pay is an incentive entitlement paid to qualified Veterinarians who agree to enter into or stay on active duty service. The special pay is...


Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay — also called Sub Pay — is an Incentive Pay paid to both active duty enlisted and officers who hold or are in training for a submarine...


Special Warfare Officer Continuation Pay

Special Warfare Officer Continuation Pay
 is available to active duty Officers who have a Qualified Occupational Specialty that is identified by the DoD as a Wartime...


Wounded Warrior Pay

Wounded Warrior Pay includes many different types of pay that work together to help get a wounded service member and his/her family through the difficult time of...


Combat Compensation Application Process

To apply for CRSC, a disabled veteran must sign and complete Claim Form DD 2860. There are several documents that will be necessary to verify your claim. It’s important to...


Combat Compensation (CRSC) Overview

Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a benefit program designed to increase benefits for career military who retire with a combat related disability. Service members...


Combat Compensation (CRSC) Eligibility

Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a program designed to increase benefits for career service members who retire with a combat related disability. Retirees who...


Dislocation Allowance (DLA)

Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is intended to partially reimburse expenses associated with relocation of a service member when household moves are required for a PCS, for the...


Death Gratuity

The financial hardships that can accompany the loss of a service member are something that no military family wants to think about.  However, it is important to discuss...


Dislocation Allowance (DLA)

Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is intended to partially reimburse expenses associated with relocation of a service member when household moves are required for a PCS, for the...


Military Travel and Per Diem Rates

While on military business or temporary assignment away from home, a Per diem allowance is intended to reimburse service members for out-of-pocket costs associated with food,...


Military Special Pay Overview

All branches of the military offer special pay in addition to basic pay benefits and allowances. These special pays are based on your career field, location, special skills...