Reenlistment Bonus HELP!

I reenlisted in the Army Reserves back in December of 2011 and my original ETS was 2014July (After 2012July, I would have been processed into the IRR). I was told by my career counselor that with the MOS I reenlisted under (74D) I would be receiving an enlistment bonus of $10000 and should see that payment within a month of 2012July10. It is now 2012Aug15 and I have yet to see anything show up on my LES and my career counselor I spoke to back in July told me that Bonuses were on "backlog" at the moment and I should have seen something by this time. Any help on what or who I should contact would be greatly appreciated!
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Since I have worked in a Finance Pay Office, I can tell you that I myself have checked the Pay System for soldier's asking about enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses. MAKE SURE THE BONUS IS IN YOUR CONTRACT!!!! The pay system (DJMS)will show bonuses with payment date or projected payment date. So I would say ask one of your local finance people to check the system for you. If no bonuses are in the system, then it would be back to the career counselor with contract/bonus paperwork in hand and following up with them
It is in my Reenlistment contract and I have a Bonus Control Number for it as well with a projected date of 10July2012. How would I go about getting the contact number for my local finance office if I am in the reserves? Have never dealt with them before. Do I need to call DFAS?
Ah... well never dealt with reserve bonuses, but finance should still see it if it is in the pay system. Check with your UA (unit administrator) or S-1. They should know which finance office handles pay issues for your unit. Also, just so you know, technically finance offices are not supposed to give out personnal financial information over the phone because they cannot verify 100% who they are talking to. But sometimes they do tell Soldiers over the phone.
I am in the same boat as you, with a 3 day difference in dates. Today I received a call from the NCO I reenlisted with that there was a discrepancy in the Dates on my contract, that they were off by about a week, and that they have altered the contract to correct the dates, and sent it back up for approval today, and I should see my bonus next week. Hope this helps you at all, and I will update when I receive my Reenlistment Bonus!
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Originally posted by princetondrive:
Quick question. i reenlisted on the 1st of OCT for a bonus of 6700 and I have not recieved my bonus yet. the longest i seen it take was 10 days. i reenlisted as a SSG and I got promoted to SFC the next day. could someone please give me some light on this. thanks


Contact your re-up NCO then finance.
And find a spellchecker..... Wink
Must have missed this one.

RadTech88, lately we've had about a 45 day delay from effective date to payment. Yours appears to have gotten to DFAS on 24 August. I assume you received payment?

All USAR reenlistment bonus issues should go through the career counselor. Unit finance is generally unable to influence it.
I don't know what is up with the military but the National Guard Bureau (NGB) has been sitting on my reenlistment bonus for over three months. My original ETS was May 31, 2012 and I reenlisted for 6 years in June 2011. My unit didn't date the last page and because of that, myself and my commander had to write a statement saying that I am a current soldier in good standing and that I did nothing wrong so I shouldn't have to suffer by not receiving my reenlistment bonus in a timely manner. Well, I guess Miss Cathy Plants says that there are over 100 soldiers in the same boat as me and that the NGB went through some new software updates and they haven't touched reenlistment bonuses! It's been 7 months since my original ETS and still no reenlistment bonus and I am slotted for a deployment in a few months. Does this mean that since the military can't live up to their contracts that I don't have to either? Very frustrating as I have done nothing wrong but somehow other people in my unit are getting their reenlistment bonuses and the only reason I haven't is because my unit rep did not date the last page of my reenlistment bonus! Is anybody else having this problem? Oh, and I filed an IG complaint and they said that they can't do anything about it, and I was told that the only thing I could do is write my congressman!
I feel your pain!!!!

I re-enlisted in Oct 2011, my ETS was August 2012 and its now days away from January 2013, and NO sign of bonus!! I love how the Army can fuck you over all they want and you cant really do anything. It has been over 4 months and they cant send me my damn bonus money, but if we go to the field tomorrow and I loose a canteen cup you can bet your ass they will charge me $50 for it and it will come out of my very next check!!

So is my Contract void?? I mean I was basically promised a re-enlistment bonus is a timely manner of 30-60 days after ETS and its been over 4 months!!! Ugghhhh



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Originally posted by obred12:
I don't know what is up with the military but the National Guard Bureau (NGB) has been sitting on my reenlistment bonus for over three months. My original ETS was May 31, 2012 and I reenlisted for 6 years in June 2011. My unit didn't date the last page and because of that, myself and my commander had to write a statement saying that I am a current soldier in good standing and that I did nothing wrong so I shouldn't have to suffer by not receiving my reenlistment bonus in a timely manner. Well, I guess Miss Cathy Plants says that there are over 100 soldiers in the same boat as me and that the NGB went through some new software updates and they haven't touched reenlistment bonuses! It's been 7 months since my original ETS and still no reenlistment bonus and I am slotted for a deployment in a few months. Does this mean that since the military can't live up to their contracts that I don't have to either? Very frustrating as I have done nothing wrong but somehow other people in my unit are getting their reenlistment bonuses and the only reason I haven't is because my unit rep did not date the last page of my reenlistment bonus! Is anybody else having this problem? Oh, and I filed an IG complaint and they said that they can't do anything about it, and I was told that the only thing I could do is write my congressman!

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