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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
June 27, 2019
Career Sea Pay (CSP) Entitlement While TDY to a Cutter in Shipyard
Career Sea Pay (CSP) is authorized for members that are permanently or temporarily assigned for duty to a vessel pursuant to competent orders and that the unit's mission is underway. If duty performed was on or about the vessel while it was not underway and the TDY member was not accruing CSP prior to the cutters entry into the shipyard means that there is no entitlement to CSP during that period.
June 26, 2019
Reminder: BAH-Transit to Single Members PCS Transferred from outside the U.S.
The Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is often overlooked by Servicing Personnel Offices resulting in members being underpaid.
June 25, 2019
Effect of Short Homeport Visit on Family Separation Allowance (FSA-S) Entitlement
My cutter is on a 34 day patrol. If we pull into homeport for a Brief Stop for Logistics (6 hours to transfer personnel, mail, get food) on the 19th day of the patrol and grant no liberty ... would the crew still be entitled to FSA-S?
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) for Officer Candidates
Enlisted members in the accession pipeline are not entitled to Basic Allowance for Subsistence unless they have prior active service.
June 24, 2019
Direct Access Payroll Processing - In Range vs. Out of Range
New pay transactions with effective dates more than 24 pay periods in the past (approximately 1 year) require special handling.
June 22, 2019
Direct Access Orders Integration Process
The Orders Integration Process explained.
June 20, 2019
Savings Deposit Plan (SDP)
The Savings Deposit Plan is an important benefit for members deployed on special missions.
Incomplete Waiver/Remission Applications Cause Delays and Frustration for Customers
All waiver and remission application packages must be accurately filled out and signed
June 18, 2019
Resolve Common Direct Access Menu and Page Errors by the Clearing Browser Cache
Clearing the Internet Explore cache may resolve these common Direct Access issues.
June 14, 2019
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option Helps Families with Special Needs
Do you have a family member with special needs? Do they need health care services beyond those covered by their current TRICARE health plan? The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) may be right for them. ECHO provides supplemental health care coverage for active duty family members with a qualifying mental or physical disability.
TRIWEST - In Case You Missed It eNewsletter 2019
Adding a New Family Member Opens a Qualifying Life Event; Military Kids Connect Program; Coverage Now Available for Banked Donor Milk; Updating Other Health Insurance; Retiring From Active Duty Status Retro Enrollment; TRICARE Young Adult for Young Adults; Getting Care While Traveling; Re-Branded Tobacco Education Campaign; Register for Health Teleclasses; Need Help Losing Weight?
June 12, 2019
Moving Away to College May Change Your Child's TRICARE Options
Is your student heading away to college this fall? TRICARE coverage of eligible dependents extends to college students. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). If this QLE applies to your student, you have 90 days from the date of the address change to change his or her TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan.
Stand-Up of the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R)
This ALCOAST announces that effective 11 June 2019 the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R) achieved initial operating capability. As a result, the legacy Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) is disestablished.
May 29, 2019
Your Child Transitioning to Adulthood with TRICARE Young Adult
Did your child graduate from college, but hasn't yet launched a career? Not to worry, TRICARE may still be available to provide health care coverage. A change in family composition, like when your child becomes an adult, is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. After your child turns age 21, they're no longer eligible for regular TRICARE.
May 22, 2019
Retired Pay "High-3" Calculator Launched
The Department of Defense has introduced a new "legacy" High-3 Retirement Calculator to help members (Active Duty and Reserve) under the high-3 retirement system to estimate their retired pay.