Posted on Oct 1, 2022
2LT Customer Service Associate
1.64K
26
8
6
6
0
I have been drilling with my unit starting at August of 2021 and I had pay issues ever since. I was not getting paid for almost 7 months of drill till I was finally paid my first drill check for January 2022, but I am still missing 5 months of drill pay. Because I was not paid last year, I am unable to get a W-2 to file my taxes. Now I have already filed an extension to give more time for my unit to fix it but that deadline is coming up this October 15th before I am penalized for filing my taxes late. My Readiness NCO at my company level has been working on this for a year now and my new Readiness NCO has picked up my case. I tried contacting my BN S-1 with no one picking up the phone and I am running out of options. What should I be doing now that I am waiting for a year plus now for missing pay?
Posted in these groups: DFAS38326e5d Military Pay49752d04 Pay Clerk
Avatar feed
Responses: 6
SFC(P) Preventive Medicine Nco
7
7
0
Have your Company 1SG and Commander bring this to the attention of your BN CDR and CSM. If that don't work, you bring it up to the BDE CDR and CSM. If that don't work, you take it to the State NG. If none of the above works, you can file a Congressional Complaint (as the last resort). Plus, I would also HIGHLY recommend that if you can get your hands on the Attendance Rosters going back to your first Drill Assembly...that just makes it even better.
(7)
Comment
(0)
CPT Lawrence Cable
CPT Lawrence Cable
2 mo
The first step beyond talking to your local Chain of Command would be to have your CO make a call to the BN S1. One of the basic responsibilities of the S-1 is to make sure that a soldiers finances are in order. If the S-1 isn't responding to the Company CO, then the CO can call his boss, the BN CO, which will usually get you an urgent call from the S-1.

Pay problems can cause a lot trouble for a soldier and they are almost always caused by someone screwing something up and not fixing it. Too often everyone is trying to fix blame rather than solve the problem, which usually isn't rocket science. In the Guard, the S1 is an M-Day, although he should have a weekday contact number, or at least the S1 NCO should have it.

If you didn't get that pay in a tax year, you don't have to claim it. You claim it in the year that it gets paid.
(1)
Reply
(0)
CPT Staff Officer
CPT (Join to see)
2 mo
I'd leverage off SCF's approach and go in with all documentation placing you in the unit, then all documentation you attended Battle Assemblies and then connect all the dots showing through your LES statement that funds have not been remitted to yourself.

Also show you have a valid and working Checking Account that the military deposits into.

Then go Congressional. I think you are past the point of waiting for the system to work it out for you.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
COL Information Operations Officer
6
6
0
2LT (Join to see), as SFC(P) (Join to see) stated, make sure you bring this to your chain of command and go higher if you don't have resolution.

Regarding your taxes, you shouldn't worry about the W-2 for 2021 as you are only taxed on income that you get during the year. You will get the pay your entitled to (eventually), but you'll pay taxes on it for the year that you get it. That means you won't get a W-2 from DFAS for 2021.
(6)
Comment
(0)
Avatar small
SSG Roger Ayscue
2
2
0
Edited 2 mo ago
Start with the unit administrator. They want to get you paid. If that is a bust, take a day and go the USPFO in your state. USPFO is where the finance section is. take you records with you. They should be able to help you
Good luck LT
(2)
Comment
(0)
Avatar small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close