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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
Direct Access will not be available from Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 0600 (EST) until Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 0600 (EST). This outage is necessary for an upgrade and modernization to Direct Access. For more information see ALCOAST 057/23.
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Feb. 16, 2023
Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season - Section 643 of Public Law 117-263
Section 643 of Public Law 117-263, December 23, 2022, Congress approved a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season.
Jan. 26, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions for Basic Needs Allowance
This article provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Basic Needs Allowance.
Jan. 25, 2023
Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time In Grade Requirement Update
ALCGENL 012/23 This message announces updates to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time in Grade update for CS, GM, IT and PA.
Jan. 23, 2023
Advance-To-Position (A2P) BETA Test For Calendar Year 2023 (CY23)
This message establishes advancement and assignment procedures for administrating the A2P beta test in CY23.
Jan. 7, 2023
Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences
This ALCOAST announces an update to the Coast Guard's Primary and
Secondary Caregiver Leave Policy.
Dec. 30, 2022
Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation
This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).
SBP Line of Duty Death - SBP Reversion from Child to Spouse Coverage
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in 2023, in that, Active-Duty members who died in the line of duty Optional Annuity for Dependent Children Reversion to Spouse Coverage. This is tied to DIC offset repeal.
SBP-DIC Offset Elimination News
Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) that, in 2023, will fully eliminate the offset (reduction) to SBP annuity payments for surviving spouses who are also receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Dec. 20, 2022
2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates
This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.
Dec. 19, 2022
Flag Voice 593 - Basic Allowance for Housing & Basic Allowance for Subsistence—2023 Rates Released
Last week, 2023 Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates were announced. In most areas, BAH will increase for our members; BAS will also increase for both officers and enlisted members. CONUS Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates will be published soon. I want to provide some context to help you ensure your members’ understanding of BAH, BAS, and COLA.
Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for 2023 Released
The Department of Defense has released the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 12.1 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2023. An estimated $26.8 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members. The significant increase in average BAH rates is reflective of the unique market conditions experienced across many locations nationwide over the past year. While average BAH rates increased substantially, different rental markets experience different market trends, and the 2023 BAH rates reflect those geographic market condition differences.