Compensation & Benefits

2016 DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Graphic of the 2016 DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook

The 2016 DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook is a quick reference guide for wounded, ill and injured Service members and their loved ones during the period of rehabilitation to reintegration. This Handbook was designed to answer questions in the order in which they are most likely to arise, including chapters on:

  • recovery resources;
  • medical care;
  • DoD pay and allowances;
  • Disability Evaluation System;
  • compensation and benefits; and
  • reintegration into civilian life.

The Handbook was compiled in cooperation with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration, along with the military services. It also provides references to assistance on part of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations. Many of the answers to specific questions will depend on the Service member’s personal circumstances. Service members should take advantage of the assistance of their Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocate, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment or Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC)Navy Safe Harbor Non-Medical Care Manager (NMCM)  or Federal Recovery Coordinator (FRC) to help find the answers to questions or get in touch with appropriate experts.

NEW! Mobile apps available to provide compensation and benefits information for wounded, ill or injured Service members

Graphic of a mobile device application available to support wounded, ill or injured Service members seeking information on compensation and benefitsThe DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces is now available for Smartphone users as a mobile app. The app is available for free download on the Android Market, iTunes Store and Appolicious. We hope you will download and share the Handbook with other Service members and families to help ensure this resource reaches those who need it. Please also rate the app and let us know what you think so we can best support your needs in the future.