When does the $ come?:) HELP!

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Registered: 03-28-2003
When does the $ come?:) HELP!
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:24pm

I know it sounds bad- but I need to know. Hubby joined the Army on March 10th- and has now been in boot about 2 1/2 wks. I've been told by every military personel I've talked to (and there's a lot!) that his base pay and housing allowance will be in my account (I have direct Deposit) on the 1st of April.

Then I got a packet of papers telling me it could be as long as 8 weeks for money to come! What's the deal? Why is there 50 different stories?! I wouldn't be so concerned about this, but I'm moving into a new apartment and I owe the rest of the deposit on the 1st. If anyone can let me know their experience or what will happen- I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks-- Jenn

E-mail is : fairyartist@highstream.net

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:28pm

I would look and see if there is a number on the letter you got that you can call. It is true, that pay comes on the 1st and 15th of each month, but I do remember that my dh did not get his first check until he was out of boot camp. That was 11 years ago so things might have changed. Good luck and let us know how things work out.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:35pm
When my dh went in ( may of 02) His check went in just like everyone elses

same time and no delay at all. He's in the Army so hopefull since your

dh is in the Army too, your money will be there when it is supposed to be.

Best of luck I know it's hard to get through the time when they are away at basic

because you can't talk to them very much so you kind of have to figure it all

out by yourself huh? Well any questions I might be able to answer, just ask.

smiles to you:-) April:-)