Pay Commission Increase in the rate of Military Service Allowance (MSA)

From Simon Coveney, Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs: I am now pleased to inform you that my Department has secured formal approval from DPER to pass on the benefit of the MSA rate increase awarded to serving Defence Forces personnel on 4 July 2019, to relevant qualifying military pensions that were already in payment before that date. This is backdated to 4 July 2019. For pre-4 July 2019 military pensioners, the measure of course only applies to those pensions that already include an ‘MSA’ component.

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