Continuation Pay

Army National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Continuation pay is a direct cash payout, like a bonus, available to service members enrolled in the Blended Retirement System (BRS). It is targeted at the mid-career mark, payable between completion of eight years of service, but before completion of 12 years of service (calculated from a service member's Pay Entry Base Date). Most service members will be eligible for continuation pay, but the timing and the amount is determined by your service.


Retired National Guard Service members are not eligible for Continuation Pay.  picture of 100 dollar bills

Additional Information

The Blended Retirement System (BRS) Continuation Pay Fact Sheet:

Blended Retirement System (BRS):

Continuation Pay (Blended Retirement System) Request Form (CAC required):

Continuation Pay Financial Literacy resources:

Document Review Date: 29 March 2024