Navy Medical Department Special Pays
April 10, 2013: Recently the U. S. Army has put out two policy changes regarding their Medical Department Special Pays. First, Termination and Renegotiation of Army contracts will no longer be accepted. Second, requests can be submitted up to 90 days prior, but will not be paid if submitted after the effective date.
At present time Navy policy has not changed! Termination and renegotiation of multi-year contracts are still being accepted, and the Navy's requirement of special pays requests being submitted no earlier than 60 days prior to and no later than 30 days after the effective date is still in effect.
All requests, inquiries, concerns, or issues etc., should be submitted to BUMED.Specialpays@med.navy.mil. All inquiries will be answered the same day. Also, please ensure all requests submitted more than 30 days after the effective date are in compliance with OPNAVINST 7220.17 regarding retroactive requests, and that command endorsements meet the requirement that the explanation must be "clearly justifiable," which is defined as clearly explaining why the member was unable to submit the request on time, and not due to the member's own fault, lack of knowledge regarding special pays, or due to the member's own decisions not to submit for any reason.
As always any questions should first be directed to your command special pay coordinator, or administrative office.
BUMED SPECIAL PAYS POINTS OF CONTACT:
All inquiries, issues, and submissions to special pays are to be made to this email address. Note: The BUMED.SpecialPays email address is for non-encrypted emails. For encypted emails, please use the Special Pays Tech individual email addresses listed below.
Special Pays Tech (A-G)
Special Pays Tech (H-O)
Special Pays Tech (P-Z)
Special Pays Program Manager
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