Tuition Assistance Changes

On 12 February 2021, the GoArmyEd system will be deactivated. To facilitate the migration of the Tuition Assistance (TA) program data from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED, the ArmyIgnitED system will be offline from 25 February-8 March 2021. Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and Educational Institutions (EIs) will not be able to access TA data or functionality during […]

Social Security Tax Deferment

In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020 to temporarily defer service members Social Security, as seen on Service Members Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as “FICA-SOC SECURITY” tax withholdings. WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX? Social Security tax is also called the Old Age, Survivors, […]

Buddy Check

With all the different things that are happening in our world today and COVID taking us all by storm, some people may be feeling it harder than others. Many people may be suffering internally and we don’t even know it. There are resources out there that can help. Military OneSource, both a call center and […]

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Benefit Fact Sheet Summary The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under “401(k)” plans. Blended Retirement System (BRS) Members of the Uniformed Services If you are a member of the uniformed services […]

Continuation Pay

Service members enrolled in the Blended Retirement System (BRS) may be eligible to receive a one-time, mid-career bonus payment in exchange for an agreement to perform additional obligated service. This one-time bonus payment is in addition to any other career field-specific incentives or retention bonuses. Continuation pay is a direct cash payout, like a bonus, […]