Pay Allowance Continuation
Benefit Fact Sheet
If an Army Reserve Soldier on active duty incurs a wound, injury, or illness in the line of duty while serving in a combat operation or a combat zone, while serving in a hostile fire area, or while exposed to a hostile fire event (regardless of location),, and is hospitalized for treatment of the wound, injury, or illness, the Secretary concerned may continue to pay to the member, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, all pay and allowances (including any bonus, special and incentive pay, or similar benefit) that were being paid to the member at the time the member incurred the wound, injury, or illness.
PAC is intended to allow Soldiers to continue to receive all "special" pay and allowances (including any bonus, special and incentive pay, or similar benefit) that were being paid to the member at the time the member incurred the wound, injury, or illness.
PAC may continue until the end of the first month beginning after the earliest of the following dates:
Is returned for assignment to other than a medical or patient unit for duty.
Was hospitalized for one year for the treatment of a wound, injury, or illness.
Is discharged, separated, or retired (including temporary disability retirement) from the uniformed services.
Note: The Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness can under "extraordinary circumstances" extend PAC for six-month periods beyond the one-year limit under the authority of USC, title 37, Section 372 .
Six Month Extension Request Form: https://www.hrc.army.mil/asset/17987
For more information on PAC, contact your Chain of Command, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier and Family Support Specialist located in the SFAC. Or contact your Warrior Transition Unit Finance Specialist. You may also contact Army HRC at the locations listed below:
Phone Number: 1-888-276-9472
DSN Phone Number: 943-9500
Address: HRC ATTN:PDR-C, Dept 420 1600 Spearhead Division Ave
Ft Knox, Kentucky 40122-5402 USA