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Welcome to Military Rates, your source for all the information you need to leverage all the benefits of being military. From military basic pay charts to drill pay charts; from VA loan limits to basic housing allowance rates near your military base, we provide you with the ammunition to hit your target: a prosperous military lifestyle.
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Military Pay Charts
Earning your military salary is one thing; managing it well enough to cover your military lifestyle can require some maneuvering. The military comes with great additional financial support: allowances, benefits and more, all in addition to your military salary.
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GI Bill Benefits
After you separate from the military, your education is your entry point to a higher-paying job in a new career. Over the years, your education will add up to many thousands more dollars in payback.
Military Discounts
Companies express appreciation for your military service in various ways. Some companies put their money where their hearts are, and many of these military discount programs never expire.
Military and Veteran Discounts:
Automobile | Hotels and Motels | Shopping
Theme Parks and Attractions | Travel
Military Bases
Military bases may go by a number of names, such as airbase, airfield, shipyard, garrison, station, post, dock, arsenal, proving ground, armory, fort, camp, barracks, facility, reservation, field, or installation.
VA Loan Calculators
Find out how much you can afford to borrow to buy or refinance your home. Compare VA loan costs, payment schedules, interest rates, or how a change in the length of the mortgage loan will affect your payments.

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Featured Articles

Category: Military Pay Charts

Decoding the Military Rank / Military Pay Connection

The three general military categories of rank are Enlisted, Warrant Officer, and Commissioned Officer. Each rank comes with a distinct set of responsibilities that enable service members to fully contribute their talents to the military. Understanding these designations will help you to map out your military career.

Category: Military Reserve Pay Charts

It's a Lot More Than Just Drill Pay

When you serve in the National Guard and Reserve units, you receive Drill Pay - money earned while training on weekends and during full-time training events. But those committed to the Reserves and National Guard earn a good deal more: they share in a military lifestyle, facing family challenges similar to those of other military service branches.

Category: Basic Allowance for Housing

BAH Rates Explained

Non-locality BAH, or BAH II (RC/T), is one of several types of Basic Housing Allowance. Each created to satisfy a specific housing need for military members in varying situations. Generally, BAH depends on location, pay grade, and dependents. Usually you receive BAH for where you are assigned, not for where you live.

Category: Montgomery GI Bill Benefits

What if My Montgomery GI BILL Benefits Have Expired?

Each year the VA releases Montgomery GI Bill payment rates and the news is often good. Unlike the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the MGIB rates for full-time, three quarter, half, and less then half-time are relatively straightforward. But what if the 10 year limit on your Montgomery GI Bill benefits has expired? Can you still receive educational support?
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