What is HDP location?

What is HDP location?

Military Hardship Duty Pay-Location HDP-L is compensation paid to members assigned outside the continental United States in Quality of Life (QoL) Hardship locations — Locations where QoL living conditions are substantially below the standard most members in the continental United States would generally experience.

Who is HDP-L payable to?

Hardship Duty Location Pay for Designated Areas (HDP-L (DA)) is payable to both officers and enlisted members for either PCS or TDY over 30 days in designated areas.

Do you get combat pay in Korea?

Authorized in 1952, Combat Pay for servicemembers deployed to Korea repre- sented the first modern form of direct combat compensation. Combat Pay awarded $45 per month to members serving at least six days in designated “combat units” or those wounded, injured, or killed by hostile fire.

Is HDP taxable?

Hazardous duty pay is taxable unless received in a combat zone. When military personnel serve on land, aboard ship or in aircraft within an officially declared “imminent danger area,” they are entitled to be paid an extra $225 a month.

How much is HDP and IDP?

HFP/IDP is payable at the monthly rate of $225.00. Service members will receive $7.50 for each day they are on duty in an IDP area up to the maximum monthly rate of $225.

How long can you be stationed in Korea?

Single servicemembers typically will serve two-year tours, and troops who bring their Families will stay for three years. The new policy will usher in big changes. The vast majority of the 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea currently serve one-year, unaccompanied tours.

Is Korea considered combat zone?

His endorsement adds momentum to a policy shift favored by commanders to improve the quality of life for most of the 28,500 troops assigned to South Korea on unaccompanied 12-month tours because South Korea is considered a combat zone.

Is IDP prorated?

While IDP is prorated based on the number of days in the month the member served in the Imminent Danger Pay location, Hostile Fire Pay is a non-prorated benefit. Members exposed to hostile fire will receive the full monthly amount of $225, regardless of the number of days they served in the area.

Is service in Korea considered a combat zone?

What does the VA consider a combat zone?

Generally, combat veterans are those that served in a combat zone during their military service. This can include service in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and certain areas of Iraq and Afghanistan, among other locations.