Please visit the Recruiting and Retention website and speak
with your nearest recruiter. The bonus matrix located on the sidebar of this
page may also be helpful in navigating through the bonus policy.
Are bonus payments tax exempt?
Typically, bonus payments are
considered fully taxable income by state and federal governments. Payments
resulting from contracts signed while deployed to select designated combat zones
are often eligible for tax exemption status.
When will I receive my bonus payment(s)?
Review your enlistment contract / bonus addendum for your
appropriate payment schedule. Speak with your chain of command prior to your pay
eligibility date to ensure all personnel documentation is processed. Once you
have been certified for the eligibility period, funds disbursement should occur
within 10 business days.
How will my bonus be paid?
All bonus payments are made directly through the military
pay system. Funds will be disbursed to the account on file, typically direct
deposit, in the Soldier's myPay account. Changing bank accounts immediately
prior to disbursement of funds may delay bonus receipt. If you are unsure of how
to access the myPay system, contact your unit for guidance.
I have just returned from IADT, but
have not been paid my bonus yet. What should I do?
Contact your RSP Coordinator and/or
Readiness NCO. They will need copies of your high school diploma or equivalency,
DD214, MOS Orders. Personnel Services will update your status in SIDPERS
accordingly and funds may be released thereafter.
I contracted under the Student Loan Repayment (SLRP)
option, but have not received any payments on my student loans?
Contact your unit in order to verify
that all promissory notes and disbursement sheets have been forwarded to the
SLRP Manager. Payments are disbursed directly to the lending institution on an
annual basis one year from date of eligibility.
I am considering applying for an AGR or Military Technician
position. What impact does this have on my bonus payments?
SRIP Policy terminates all bonus
contracts upon acceptance of either an AGR or Military Technician position.
Typically, if a Soldier has served a minimum of six months of the contract term,
the bonus is terminated without recoupment. If the Soldier has not served the
minimum period of service called for in the bonus addendum, the paid portion
will be recouped. All future payments will be cancelled.
What are some of the most common
reasons Soldiers become ineligible to receive their bonus?
Soldiers must perform in a
satisfactory status during their contract term. Common disqualifications
include, but are not limited to, failure to become MOSQ in current duty
position, accumulation of 9 or more AWOLS in a 12-month period, and adverse
actions present on personnel records. Soldiers should work with their unit to
ensure their continued eligibility for all incentive programs.
If you have a question other than those
listed above, please utilize your designated chain of command. If your unit is
unable to respond to your inquiry, they will contact this office to get
resolution to your question.