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Reserve Incapacitation Pay

A reservist who is physically disabled as a result of a line of duty injury, illness or disease, is entitled to pay and allowances in accordance with 37 USC 204. The amount of pay and allowances authorized is determined in accordance with the Coast Guard Pay Manual, and is dependent upon the member's military duty status of Not Fit for Duty (NFFD) or Available for Limited Duty (AFLD), and the documented amount of lost civilian earned income for the incapacitation pay claim period.

A reservist with an approved Notice of Eligibility (NOE) for authorized medical care may file for incapacitation pay as described below. Members who are unemployed at the time they incur or aggravate a line of duty injury, illness or disease are not eligible for incapacitation pay because they would not have a documented loss of civilian earned income.

Civilian earned income is defined as follows: Income from non-military employment, including self-employment. This includes normal wages, salaries, professional fees, tips, or other compensation for personal services actually rendered, as well as income from taxable unemployment benefits, income protection plans, vacation pay, and sick leave that the member elects to receive. It does not include rents, royalties, retirement pay, dividends or interest, welfare payments, or other nontaxable Government benefits.

Claims for incapacitation pay shall be processed as outlined below:

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