Selected Reserve Incentive Program

Fiscal Year 2022

The Indiana National Guard offers a variety of bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Programs (SLRP) to soldiers looking to enlist and reenlist. The bonus amount is dependent on the fiscal year policy published at the beginning of each fiscal year. For FY 22, soldiers have the following options:

  • Non-Prior Service Enlistment Bonus
  • Prior Service Enlistment Bonus
  • Reenlistment Bonus
  • MOS Conversion Bonus
  • Enlisted Affiliation Bonuses
  • Blended Retirement System – Continuation Pay
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Chaplain Loan Repayment Program
  • All Officer bonuses remain suspended for FY22

To verify if you meet eligibility for any of the incentives listed above, please contact your recruiter or your Unit Career Counselor (UCC).

Contact your UCC first if you have not received your bonus installment. If you need further assistance, you can contact our office at 317-964-7026 if your payment if over 60 days past due. Be prepared to provide your full name, social security number, call back number and the type of incentive you are inquiring about.

Your Indiana National Guard Soldier’s Guide has the most up-to-date bonus options and amounts as well as the most common reasons for suspension and termination.

Missing Payments

  • The first step is to contact your Unit Career Counselor (UCC).
  • If you have not gotten a response from your UCC and your payment is 60 days past due, you can reach out to our office at 317-247-3300, Ext. 7026. When calling our office, please be prepared with the following: full name, call back number, type of bonus, full Social Security Number (do not leave SSN on voicemail).

How to Read Your Addendums

Addendum NGB Form 600-7-1-R-E

Bonus addendums, typically signed at military entrance processing stations (MEPS) tie a bonus to your service obligation with the Indiana National Guard.

 

Section I: General

Section II: Eligibility

  • Non-Prior Service Bonuses are tied to your military occupational specialty (MOS) and unit identification code (UIC), which can be located at the bottom of Section II.

Section III: Bonus Amount and Payment

  • Bonus installments: The first 50% of your bonus will be processed upon award of contracted MOS and validation in the Army National Guard Incentive Management System (GIMS).
  • The remaining balance will be equally disbursed based on the anniversary date established by your graduation from advanced individual training (AIT), up to your expiration term of service (ETS).
  • Note: anniversary year payments are not guaranteed and will not be processed if readiness and participation requirements are not met by your anniversary date.

Section IV: Suspension

  • This section covers all suspension reasons.
  • The most common reason for suspension is being flagged.
  • An Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) or height/weight (HT/WT) flag is an exception.

Section V: Continued Receipt

  • If your bonus was suspended, this section describes the conditions under which you eligible to continue receiving your bonus.

Section VI: Termination

  • This section covers every reason your contract can be terminated.
  • Contract termination falls into two categories: with recoupment and without recoupment.

Section VII: Statement of Understanding

  • Soldier reads responsibilities of the contract.
  • Addendum will be invalidated if Soldier does not meet all the requirements at the time of signature.

Section VIII: Authentication

Section IX: Certification by Service Representative/Witnessing Official

Addendum NGB Form 600-7-5-R-E

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) addendums, typically signed at military entrance processing stations (MEPS) tie SLRP to your MOS and UIC, while Re-enlistment addendums are tied to only your MOS.

 

Section I: General Information

Section II: Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-Prior Service contracts are tied to your military occupational specialty (MOS) and unit identification code (UIC), which can be located at the bottom of Section II.
  • Informs the Soldier what responsibilities they have in order to receive payment.

Section III: SLRP Payment

  • Soldier will receive anniversary payments one year after contract start date and will not exceed 15% or $500 (whichever is greater) of the initial disbursed amounts to include accrued interest.
    *Loans must be one year old and stay in good standing to receive payment (IE: not in default.)
     *Anniversary year payments are not guaranteed and will not be processed if the 2 required payment documentations, the DD 2475 and NSLDS, are not submitted by the Soldier annually.
  • Federal loans are only authorized for repayment, not private loans.
  • All repayments are made to the lending institution and NOT to the Soldier.
  • The cumulative SLRP lifetime amount will not exceed $50,000.

Section IV: Suspension / Reinstatement

  • The most common reason for suspension is being flagged.
  • An Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) or height/weight (HT/WT) flag is an exception.

Section V: Continued Receipt

  • If SLRP was suspended, this section describes the conditions under which you eligible to continue receiving payments.

Section VI: Termination

  • This section covers every reason your contract can be terminated.
  • Contract termination falls into two categories: with recoupment and without recoupment.

Section VII: Statement of Understanding

  • Soldier reads responsibilities of the contract.
  • Addendum will be invalidated if Soldier does not meet all the requirements at the time of signature.

Section VIII: Authentication

Section IX: Certification by Service Representative/Witnessing Official

Contract Terminations

  • The non-prior service (NPS) bonus is tied to both unit identification code (UIC) and military occupational specialty (MOS)

  • 50% is paid upon award of contracted MOS and the remaining balance is equally disbursed based upon your anniversary year established by your AIT graduation date.

  • If you don’t have a NPS bonus, you can get a reenlistment bonus if you are eligible.

Termination with Recoupment Termination Without Recoupment
  • Voluntary change of MOS
  • One or more unexcused absence
  • Separated from the Army National Guard before fulfilling your contract obligation
  • SFPA closed out unfavorably
  • Two consecutive record ACFT HT/WT failures
  • Lose MOS qualification due to denial/removal of security clearance
  • Voluntarily transfer within the state or Interstate Transfer
  • Separate from the Army National Guard to enlist into an Active Component
  • Transferred out of UIC/MOS for reasons other than reorganization, intra-command move, or promotion
  • Separate due to pregnancy
  • Medical discharge
  • Commissioned as an Officer
  • Accept an ROTC or Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship
  • Accept a dual-status Mil-Tech position
  • Hardship

*Refer to Section VI of your addendum

  • Reenlistment bonuses (REB) are only tied to your MOS
  • Can do an Interstate-Transfer and keep the bonus if your MOS remains the same
  • The amounts for the bonus change every year based on the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) policy published in October
  • Unlike NPS, you can get this bonus regardless of what MOS you have
  • You can sign for an REB a year out from your expiration term of service (ETS)
  • Typically, a two, four and six year option
Termination With Recoupment

Termination Without Recoupment

  • The addendum and DA 4836 were not signed on the same day and you received pay
  • You change your MOS during the contract
  • You become absent without leave (AWOL)
  • You are discharged for a Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (SFPA flag)
  • You fail TWO consecutive ACFT HT/WT
  • You lose MOS qualification
  • You fail to become fully Duty-MOS Qualified within 24 months. (If you signed for an MOS other than the one you are currently)
  • You IST (transfer to another state)
    • If it is involuntary, you will have 24 months to become qualified
    • If it is voluntary, the date of termination will be the date of transfer
  • Separation for pregnancy
  • Failure to serve at least half of the agreement
  • The addendum and the 4836 are not signed on the same day and you DID NOT receive pay
  • You serve at least ne day and accept an ROTC scholarship
  • You accept a Military Technician Position or AGR

 

Each addendum is different, but termination from the SLRP will fall under two categories: WITH and WITHOUT recoupment. Your addendum may have one or more of the following:​

Termination with Recoupment Termination Without Recoupment
  • Overpaid disbursement
  • Payment when not eligible
  • Without Recoupment:
  • Transferred to Active Enlisted Force
  • Unauthorized Change in MOS/AOC
  • Transferred to Non-Incentive Qualified Unit within Locale
  • Accepted Civilian Position/ Assigned to AD or ADT/ AGR/ MILTECH
  • Accepted ROTC or GRFC Scholarship
  • Consecutive AFPT Failures/ Consecutive HT/WT Failures
  • Discharged
  • Failed Initial Eligibility
  • Failed to Complete Required Training
  • Failed to Maintain Medical/Dental Readiness
  • Failed to Ship within 365 Days
  • Transfer ING/IRR
  • Retirement
  • Transferred out of Contracted UIC
  • Unsatisfactory Participation

*Refer to Section VI of your addendum

Contact

Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office, Bldg. 1, Room 2300
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

ng.in.inarng.list.j1arp-eds@army.mil 

  • Education Services: 317-964-7023
  • Federal Tuition Assistance and Credentialing: 317-964-7147
  • National Guard Supplemental Grant: 317-964-7161
  • GI Bill Manager: 317-964-7055
  • NCOIC: 317-964-7020
  • Education Services Officer / OIC: 317-964-7017
  • Bonuses: 317-964-7026
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP): 317-964-7110

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