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Special and Incentive Pays

Benefit overview

Special and Incentive pays provide additional pays that can be used to address specific needs and other issues. Unlike basic pay and allowances, which vary by paygrade and years of service, Special and Incentive pays can be used to increase the compensation for specific jobs or critical skill areas. They can also compensate service members for onerous or hazardous duty assignments or conditions.

How this benefit helps

This benefit helps by increasing the compensation level for certain jobs or skill areas.

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Learn about Special and Incentive pays to make sure you receive what you are owed

Special and Incentive pays can increase your compensation.

How to access this benefit

More information on Special and Incentive pays can be found through your installation’s pay office. Your installation’s pay office contact information is available on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.

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