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COMBAT PAY Definition & Legal Meaning

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Compensation paid to members of the armed forces on active duty in a designated combat zone or hazardous duty area that is additional and tax-free. Active duty pay, dislocation allowances, reenlistment bonuses, achievement awards, pay for accrued leave and other various types of compensation paid for military service are all included in the additional pay. Known also as imminent danger pay.


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