Originally Posted by trickybenny
I have copied an email that was sent out to a classmate of mine that is doing the Navy HPSP.
Dear Dental Class of 2011,
The new special pays plan for General Dentists is "expected" to be
officially announced this summer.
The Annual Special Pay (ASP) and the Variable Special Pay (VSP) will be
consolidated to a new special pay
called Incentive Pay (IP). This IP will be worth $20,000 dollars. The Key
thing for you to know is that this
IP is contingent upon you having a state license to practice in order to be
eligible. Why else should you have
a state license? A state license enables more autonomy.
Please take the opportunity to challenge a state license Board before you
This is the best time to challenge a Board as your school has the resources
to help mitigate
any stressors that may arise when taking a State Licensing Board.
If you have specific questions or need additional information, contact: CAPT
-------- USN; Career Plans Officer,
Even if the new pay is "announced" this summer, what will that mean? Will that mean the bonus is ready to take advantage of immediately? Will the announcement say the bonus will be ready starting fiscal year 2012? or Fiscal year 2013? I guess we wait.