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When military personnel are released from service in military units, a number of payments are provided to military personnel in connection with certain family circumstances. However, servicemen do not always fully understand their rights and opportunities in this matter. In this article, we will consider the types of such payments, their payment terms and possible actions in case of violation of the rights to receive payments.
What are the payments for dismissal from military service due to family circumstances?
- One-time cash assistance: Military servicemen are given the opportunity to receive a one-time cash assistance in the amount of 25% of the amount of payments they received during each full calendar year of service. This assistance can be a significant financial support after the end of the military career.
- Compensation for unused leave: Military personnel are entitled to compensation for unused days of annual basic leave, additional leave for special service conditions, and other types of leave that remained unused during service. It is important to take into account that this compensation can be paid not only for the current year, but also for previous years, if the serviceman did not take leave earlier.
- Assistance for solving social and household issues: Paid in the amount of a military serviceman’s monthly allowance. However, if the serviceman already received this type of benefit during the year before discharge, it will not be paid upon discharge.
- Monetary compensation for the value of property not received: This payment is given to a serviceman who is released from service, from the amount of the value of property that he did not receive. For example, if a soldier did not receive a military uniform or shoes, he has the right to receive compensation for their cost.
Payment periods upon dismissal of a serviceman depend on the specific type of payment and may vary from 15 to 30 days from the moment the serviceman is removed from the personnel lists of the military unit. This is important to consider when planning finances for the period after dismissal.
Actions in case of non-payment of due payments
If the military serviceman has not been paid his due benefits within the established terms, he has the right to take the following steps
- Apply to the commander of the military unit: A serviceman can submit a written application to the commander of his military unit regarding the payment of amounts due to him. The application should clearly indicate the types of payments that have not been paid and the terms in which they should have been paid. The commander is obliged to consider this application and act in accordance with the law to pay the debt.
- Go to court: If a serviceman is not paid the appropriate amounts even after appealing to the commander, he has the right to go to court with a claim for the payment of these payments. The court will consider the case and make a decision in accordance with the law.
When being discharged from military service for family reasons, it is important not to ignore your rights and opportunities. When considering this situation, it may be helpful to seek the help of an attorney or legal practitioner who has experience in dealing with similar issues. They can help identify all the benefits you are owed and take the necessary steps to ensure they are paid. It is important to remember that these payments are due to you for the hard work you put into military service.
In case of non-payment of severance pay, do not hesitate to protect your rights and take the necessary steps to obtain justice.