Posted on Feb 26, 2020
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What formula do I use to see how much I will get back for selling my leave days for an ETS
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SFC Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager
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If you’re ETS’ing why would you sell leave? Just take it as terminal leave and then you get BAH/BAS if you’re eligible
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
SFC Ralph E Kelley
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I took 90 days when I retired and still had to sell back 21 days when I had to come back to clear post.
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SSG Brian Grierson
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You take your base pay, without BAH, BAS, BAQ, Jump pay, combat pay etc and divide by 30. Then take that number and multiply by the number of legally allowable days you want to sell back.
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SGT Simulation Ncoic
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SSG Brian Grierson they can only sell 60
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SSG Brian Grierson
SSG Brian Grierson
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SGT (Join to see) - In their career yes. ETS is a whole other matter.
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SSG Brian Grierson
SSG Brian Grierson
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SGT (Join to see) - No NOT wrong. A SM in their career can sell back a certain amount, but when they are getting out... ETSing.... they cannot be forced to take any remaining leave. They can sell it back and get a lump sum. YOU are wrong. The Army is not going to just say nope, you sold back the most you can and screw them. Not how it works.
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PFC Landrew Usoalii S.
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in simple terms, you would lose $ if/when you sell your leave. Better off take all your days and get your $$$$
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MSG Gary Eckert
MSG Gary Eckert
1 mo
The terms aren't so simple. With your method, the Soldier ends up with less money since if you work instead of taking terminal leave you will receive pay pay and benefits during that period plus the base pay for the leave that is being sold. The down side is you have to work during that period.
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SSG Brian Grierson
SSG Brian Grierson
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MSG Gary Eckert - Incorrect. It is terminal leave. He is not "working" he is on leave, his time. He gets paid for that time to include any extras for BAH, BAS, BAQ etc as he or she is eligible.
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MSG Gary Eckert
MSG Gary Eckert
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Let me see if I can make this easy. If you ETS is on 31 December and you have 30 days of leave. You can take the leave depart on 1 Dec and be paid base pay plus allowance s while you are on leave. You can work during December, leave on 31 December and be paid the same base pay plus allowances as if you took transition leave. Then you receive base pay for an additional thirty days when you cash in your leave.
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