The PAC Program is special pay for Soldiers during a portion of their rehabilitation time from wounds, injuries, and illnesses that have incurred in a combat operation or combat zone for up to one year.
Some special pays received in the combat zone cease when hospitalized and/or placed on PCS reassignment.
The purpose of the PAC program allows Soldiers to get used to the future reduction of pay benefits they once were entitled to prior to being evacuated for medical treatment.
The eligibility of the PAC program is if the soldier is medically evaluated as an inpatient in any Military Treatment Facility (MTF), or an outpatient and assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit.
A soldier will forfeit eligibility if they wounded or injured themselves out of their own negligence or misconduct, or injured themselves during an unauthorized leave of absence (AWOL).
PAC terminates at the end of the first month during which a Soldier:
- Soldier is no longer assigned or attached to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU), SOCOM Care Coalition or a Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU) for medical treatment.
- Soldier is discharged, separated, released from active duty (REFRAD), or is retired from service (including permanent/temporary disability retirement).
- One year after the date a Soldier is first hospitalized for treatment of the wound, injury, or illness.
Pay and Allowances include, but are not limited to:
(1) Hardship Duty Pay
(2)Hostile Fire/Imminent danger pay
(3) Deployed per diem (Incidental expense portion only)
(4) Hazardous duty incentive pay
(5) Diving duty pay
(6) Special duty assignment pay
(7) Assignment incentive pay
(Basic Pay, Basic Allowance for subsistence, Cost of living allowance, Family separation allowance, Family housing allowance, and BAH allowance are NOT included in the calculation for the PAC program.)
For any additional questions or concerns, contact your Chain of Command and/or your Warrior Transition Unit Finance Specialist.