Pentagon serving to troops pay payments, however lower than Congress desires

Undersecretary of Protection for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros and different officers supplied further particulars at a Pentagon press convention.

Jeri Busch, the Pentagon’s director of navy compensation, disclosed “tough” official estimates for a way a lot cash servicemembers would get below the essential wants allowance. 

The funds would vary from about $990 to $30,000 a yr, relying on a servicemember’s pay grade, variety of dependents and the place the particular person lives, Busch mentioned. 

Of be aware, nonetheless, Austin stopped wanting growing the profit from 130 p.c to 150 p.c of the poverty line, because the Senate’s fiscal 2023 NDAA recommends, a change that would supply more cash to extra servicemembers.

Nor would Austin embrace in his plan a so-called inflation bonus, as proposed within the Home-passed NDAA. 

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