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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Nov. 14, 2019
Important Notice to Members Who Are Maryland Residents
Did you know that federal and Maryland earned income tax credits are available to certain low-income individuals
and families? These credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your income tax refund; and, you may
qualify to receive some of these credits even if you did not earn enough income to be required to file a tax return.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Payment for Government-Provided Meals
Rule 1: Everyone who gets Basic Pay gets BAS.
Rule 2: If you consume a government-provided meal, you must pay for it.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)
The Coast Guard Pay Manual, Chapter 3, Section A, provides information and policy on officer BAS (OFF BAS) and enlisted BAS (ENL BAS).
Oct. 30, 2019
What You Need to Know About Open Season
TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. The 2019 TRICARE Open Season begins on Monday, November 11 and ends on Monday, December 9.
Oct. 4, 2019
Special Duty Pay and Assignment Pay - Policy Clarification
This message clarifies concurrent receipt of SDP and AP or multiple SDP.
Oct. 2, 2019
Mark Your Calendars! TRICARE’S Open Season is Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or to a family member’s TRICARE health plan for 2020? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.
Known Issue: DA Cost of Living Allowance for the Continental United States (CONUS COLA)
An issue has been detected with Direct Access (DA) CONUS COLA transactions.
Oct. 1, 2019
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Update
Personnel & Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series), Chapter 11 (TTP Format), Governance - Audits and Reports, posted.
Sept. 23, 2019
TRICARE Dental and Medical: Separate Programs, Separate Enrollments
Not sure if you have dental coverage? Did you enroll in a dental plan? Your TRICARE dental and medical benefits are separate benefits. To gain coverage, you need to enroll in a dental plan and health care plan separately.
Sept. 20, 2019
In Case You Missed It | TRICARE West Region e-Updates September 2019
2020 TRICARE Open Season; What to do After Receiving Emergency Care; Rate Update for Premium-Based Plans; Don't Forget to Update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS); DoD Self-Service Logon for Secure Portal Access; Back-to-School Preventive Health Care; Electronic Health Records Update; Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster; Vitamin D Deficiency; How Healthy Are You?
Sept. 17, 2019
Known Issue: DA Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area Monthly Payout Limit
Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.
Aug. 14, 2019
SPO Consolidation Update - Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) SPO to be Disestablished
The SPO located at PATFORSWA (007006) will be disestablished effective 29 August 2019. All records previously serviced by the SPO at PATFORSWA will be moved to BASE Elizabeth City (PS) (046017)
Aug. 7, 2019
Known Issue: Marital Status and Rehires
We've added a known issue to the Marital Status topic in DA Knowledge Base.
Aug. 2, 2019
Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) Change Request Procedure
Requests for adjustments to Aviation Service Date, Officer Service Date, DIFOPS, DIFDEN, DIFPRO, and/or OPFLY TIME require the following steps before PPC (MAS) can make any adjustments.
June 30, 2019
Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit
A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the member is not assigned Government quarters, including dependents who may be assigned to Government owned or leased family-type quarters. The Transit rate continues during proceed time and authorized delays en route, including TDY en route.