Some U.S. Navy sailors have been forced to take out loans over months-long delays in pay to some service members who earned will increase of their housing allowances this yr due to current marriages or transferring someplace with a better price of residing. 

“This is happening a little bit of everywhere,” Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Vice President Gillian Gonzalez mentioned in an interview with “It doesn’t seem to hit one geographic area more than another.” 

Gonzalez recounted that her group has seen an uptick in mortgage functions from sailors who’re struggling to sustain with residing bills however didn’t have a precise determine on the rise.


The U.S. Navy is looking to develop amphibious vessels that work in the sea and air, according to budget materials submitted for the fiscal year of 2022. (iStock)

The U.S. Navy is trying to develop amphibious vessels that work within the sea and air, in accordance to price range supplies submitted for the fiscal yr of 2022. (iStock)

Cmdr. Matt Knight, public affairs officer at Navy Personnel Command, informed the outlet that the Department of Defense requires the Navy to course of Basic Allowance for Housing change requests inside 30 days, however famous delays can occur. 

“Navy Personnel Command and our subordinate commands take every measure to ensure the volume of transactions does not exceed our capacity, but occasionally backlogs do occur due to a variety of reasons. These backlogs are resolved as quickly as possible to limit the impacts to sailors,” Knight mentioned.


He declined to present particulars to the outlet on what number of sailors are affected by the delays. 

Gonzalez mentioned that one sailor was not paid for 3 months due to an enlistment extension and pay error, and was forced to burn up financial savings. Navy-Marine Corps Relief despatched the sailor $2,500 to the sailor at residence due to them being beneath COVID-19 quarantine.

Other sailors have spoken out concerning the points on social media. One sailor posted on Reddit that she and her husband have been married in July however had not obtained primary allowance for housing within the Washington, D.C., space. They took out industrial loans as a brief repair, in accordance to the publish reported by 

U.S. Navy sailors (Credit: iStock)

U.S. Navy sailors (Credit: iStock)


“My case has been open for over a month with NO action … I am just … Beyond frustrated,” the sailor wrote.

A personnel specialist firstclass informed that the issue comes down to the consolidation of personnel help and buyer help detachments that started in 2017. 

“Shutting down dozens of processing centers took that transaction load and dropped it in one building’s worth of people,” the nameless petty officer informed “Our only means of communication with them is through [MyNavy Career Center, or MNCC], which isn’t always great because it’s [mostly] civilians with a knowledge database … all they can do is look up tickets and give a status.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard stand for the national anthem during a ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day, at the U.S. Navy Memorial on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored all military personnel who were prisoners of war or who are still missing in action. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard stand for the nationwide anthem throughout a ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the U.S. Navy Memorial on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored all army personnel who have been prisoners of warfare or who’re nonetheless lacking in motion. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
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The petty officer added that the 30-day timeline is “laughable” due to personnel specialists working on a sailor’s pay package deal and sending it to a processing system that has 30 days to work on it. The system then usually takes one other 30 days to course of, which is adopted by one other 30 to 45 days for evaluation. 

“In a Hershey and Hallmark world, 30 days would be great,” he informed