There are several factors that determine a Soldier’s pay entitlements. Some of these factors are type, length, and location of the duty. For all types of IDT, Soldiers are only entitled to Basic Pay and some incentive and special pays, if qualified and authorized. Most IDT is performed in 4 hour blocks, performance of each block entitling the Soldier to one day of Basic Pay. However, some IDT periods such as RMAs and EBDLs are only authorized one day of Basic Pay regardless of the number of hours performed during the day.
For AD periods, Soldiers always receive Basic Pay, Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) (with the exception of Initial Entry Training). BAH have different rates depending on whether the AD period is 30 days or less or 31 days or more.
Soldiers on AD may qualify for additional entitlements such as Family separation Allowances (FSA), Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), special and incentive pay, Clothing Monetary Allowance (CMA), Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA), Hostile Fire Pay (HFP), Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) or Hardship Duty Pay (HDP).
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