Sailors Receive Deployment Pay in Mid-December


Story Number: NNS141110-06Release Date: 11/10/2014 10:05:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Eligible Sailors will begin receiving Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) in their December midmonth paycheck Navy officials announced Nov. 10.

The Department of the Navy HDP-T proposal, authorized by the secretary of the Navy earlier this summer, was approved by the Department of Defense, Sept. 17. It authorizes the pay for Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days as of Sept. 17.

Sailors and Marines will receive HDP-T on a prorated daily basis of $16.50, not to exceed a monthly rate of $495, when they are operationally deployed beyond 220 consecutive days.

USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and USS George H. W. Bush Strike Group were among the first units eligible to receive HDP-T. Bataan returned to Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 31, while Bush is scheduled to return home in November.

Sailors and Marines on those platforms accrued the pay since September and will see the full amount earned in their midmonth December paycheck.

Sailors and Marines will receive the pay on a monthly basis. Reservists serving in individual augmentee assignments that meet the 220-day threshold will receive their pay upon completion of their mobilization.

The DoD has authorized HDP-T for two years. Military pay systems are being updated to handle payment of HDP-T with implementation by Dec. 1, allowing time for eligible service members to see the pay in their midmonth paycheck.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

 
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