Army Reserve: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet


There are many opportunities to earn money in the Army in addition to basic pay. Bonuses may be available for new recruits, Soldiers, and officers who select specific Army jobs, complete special training, assume extra responsibilities, or have served in the military before.


Retired Soldiers are not eligible for bonus opportunities.

Benefit Highlights

Retired Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families may be eligible for Veterans Disability Compensation under the below circumstances:

  • a Veteran with a service-connected disability incurred while on federal active duty, OR

  • active duty for training, OR

  • inactive duty training, AND

  • You are at least 10% disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred in or aggravated during active duty or active duty for training, or inactive duty training

  • a surviving Spouse, Child or Parent of a Veteran with a service-connected disability

Note: If you were on inactive duty for training, the disability must have resulted from injury, heart attack, or stroke.

Additional Information

For more information about Bonuses, please visit the following Websites maintained by the Department of Defense:

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) Program:

Listing of MOS names by number:

DoD Financial Management Regulation:

Document Review Date: 26 June 2018