Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Other USPHS benefits

Public Health Service Officers are entitled to a number of other benefits. The resources list below provide detailed information on various benefits as well as how to access and/or utilize them.

PowerPoint Presentation

Resource Documents  (Created by Physician Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC))

Resource Name Summary
Fact Sheet: Benefit Issues for Officers with Dependent Parents Focuses on benefits for dependent parents
Fact Sheet: Disability Retirement Provides general information on retirement of PHS Officers for physical disability
Fact Sheet: Post 9/11 GI Bill Provides guidance on the use of the Post 9/11 GI Bill
Fact Sheet: Leave Describes the types of leave available to PHS Officers
Fact Sheet: Life Insurance for Active Duty Public Health Service Officers Covers information about life insurance options available to active duty USPHS Officers, their spouses, and dependents.
Fact Sheet: New or Expectant Parents (Including Adoptive Parents) Summarizes benefits relevant to new or expectant parents of newborns or newly adopted children.
Fact Sheet: Benefits for Officers Stationed Overseas Summarizes benefits for Officers stationed overseas
Fact Sheet: Retirement at 20 years: Basics on Healthcare and Disability Summarizes basic information on healthcare and disability compensation for PHS officers who retire voluntarily after 20 years of active duty
Fact Sheet: Retirement at 20 years: Basics on Legacy Retirement Systems Summarizes basic information on retirement pay for PHS Officers who retire voluntarily after 20 years of creditable service under one of the legacy retirement systems.
Fact Sheet: Space A (Space Available) Summarizes basic information on Space Available Travel.
Fact Sheet: Benefits for Survivors of Active Duty Officers and Retirees Addresses the most widely used benefits for survivors of active duty officers and retirees with over 20 years of service; it does not include benefits available through Social Security.
Fact Sheet: Tax Related Benefits Summarizes principal tax-related benefits for Officers
Fact Sheet: VA Loan Guaranty Program Describes a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help active duty service members buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for personal occupancy.
Fact Sheet: The New Blended Retirement System (BRS) Summarizes basic information on BRS and is not intended to be a comprehensive guide nor does it cover legacy retirement systems
Fact Sheet: Educational Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Programs Information regarding loan repayment and forgiveness programs
Fact Sheet: Potential Entitlements Associated with a Permanent Change of Duty Station Summarizes the most common rates and allowances. More resources are listed at the end of this Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet: Spousal Benefits Summarizes general information about basic issues regarding obtaining spousal benefits.
Fact Sheet: Telework Addresses regular, previously arranged telework days. It is not intended to cover episodic telework. Telework is a benefit, not an entitlement.
Fact Sheet: Thrift Savings Plan An introduction to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and Uniformed Service members
Fact Sheet: Training Opportunities Highlights training opportunities available to Officers.

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