What is an allotment on a service member’s military pay stub?

An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically withdrawn from a service member’s paycheck (this process can be voluntarily or involuntarily). All allotments require the use of Form DD2558, found with the command on base. Reasons for allotments include:

  • court-ordered payments,
  • payment of delinquent federal/state taxes,
  • payment of military loans,
  • payment of rent,
  • deposits in the Savings Deposit Program, and
  • deposits to a financial institution.

Service members are allowed to allocate up to six discretionary (voluntary) allotments per month and any number of non-discretionary (involuntary) allotments. The total amount of allotments per month must not exceed 15. For more information, refer to www.military.com/benefits/military-pay/military-pay-allotments.

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