Military Pay: Will Government Shutdown 2011 Affect Soldier Pay?
Will Soldiers Be Paid If There is Government Shutdown 2011? Robert Gates Addressed the Issue of Military Pay and the Government Shutdown
No doubt plenty members of the US military are watching the situation in Washington closely as the government appears close to shutting down.
The question that has to be on the minds of every soldier is: Will I get paid if there is a government shutdown in 2011?
During what may be his last trip to Iraq, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates addressed the issue of military pay if there is a 2011 government shutdown.
According to Gates, soldiers in the field will receive half of their pay for this pay period if there is a government shutdown. The remaining pay will be paid out at a later date as backpay.
But in all seriousness, based on some stuff I read this morning, if the government shuts down starts on the 8th and goes for a week, you’d get a half a check. If it goes from the 15th to the 30th, you wouldn’t get a pay check on the 30th but you would be back paid for all of it.”
Gates later told reporters that if the government shutdown goes through the 30th then they’d miss a paycheck.