Question: What benefits do Marine wives get?

How much extra money do you get for being married in the military?

No, the federal government wont give you a pay raise just for getting married. It wont give you military marriage pay, but it does the next best thing. It gives servicemembers more of a housing allowance when they add a dependent, and yes, a spouse is considered a dependent.

Do wives get military retirement?

Military Retirement Pay/Pension In order for the military to provide direct retirement payments to an ex-spouse, the couple must have been married 10 years overlapping with 10 years of service.

Do I get my husbands military retirement if he dies?

Military retired pay stops upon death of the retiree! The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) allows a retiree to ensure, after death, a continuous lifetime annuity for their dependents. A military retiree pays premiums for SBP coverage upon retiring. Premiums are paid from gross retired pay, so they dont count as income.

Does your base pay increase with dependents?

Does military base pay increase with dependents? No. Military basic pay is only based on rank and years of service. You can check the official military pay chart on the link to see exact amounts.

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