Originally Posted by NAVY DDS 2010
The HPSP increase is totally separate from the HSCP increase. The HSCP increase is what all active duty military members get at a particular rank and time in service when they give pay raises at the beginning of a calendar year. I have had as low as 2% and as high as 9% since I have been in. Plus, you get increases in BAH and BAS also when you have are in the HSCP program.
This year, the HSCP just happened to have a 3.5% increase in pay because that is what the military got. The HPSP is actually getting a 18-19% increase on JUL 1st which adds to the ~23% increase this last year for the stipend.
So make sure I vote for McCain(lesser of the two evils) cuz he'll spend like a 'drunken sailor' on the military?