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Benefits for 502(f) orders vs. over 30 days on orders

Benefits comparison of 502(f)(2) orders (2) of 31 plus days in support of a Declared National Emergency IAW the purpose outlined in Title 32 U.S.C. 32 USC 502(f)(2)(A)


JTF logoBenefits for 502(f)(2) orders

  • Base Pay
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  • Basic allowance for Sustenance (BAS)
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (under DNE)
  • Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI)(under DNE)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve)
  • Medical/Dental (member) in line of duty coverage (10 USC 1074a)
  • Leave accrual (more than 29 days) and payment for unused leave
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • Eligibility for state and federal awards
  • Debt Relief
  • Death Gratuity
  • Military Exchange/Commissary
  • SCRA/USERRA 5 Year Limitation (under DNE)
  • Qualifying Service Toward Reduced Retirement Age (Early Retirement – under DNE)
  • BAH-RC (Note-reduced BAH-RC Rate applies for orders under 30 days)

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Additional Benefits for 502(f)(1)(2) orders 31 plus days

  • BAH-1 (Residence Locality based for orders 31 days)
  • Medical/Dental (member) Funded Tricare (10 USC 1074) Approved in guidance for all 502(f)(2)
  • Medical/Dental (family) 10 USC 1076
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program Eligibility (more than 90 consecutive days)

On 7 Apr 2020, Presidential proclamation “Providing Federal Support for Governors’ use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19” was issued. This prescribes authority for FEMA Mission Assignments and thus, related 502(f)(2) orders duration up to 31 days or fewer (Section 4) for all the prior proclamations – which had constrained T32 502f approvals to 30 days.Initial assessment identifies Tricare, BAH and Leave (in Bold) as the most important benefits impacted by orders length. However, the majority of other benefits and entitlements remain aligned. Please see the FAQs page for more information.

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