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Payment Delays for Navy Have Forced Some Sailors into Taking Out Loans for Survival

There is no data on how many sailors have been affected by the delays

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Some Navy Sailors are being forced to take out loans just to survive, due to “months-long” payment delays. Military.com reported, “Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Vice President Gillian Gonzalez said her organization has seen an uptick in loan requests from sailors struggling to cover living expenses.”

Gonzalez said, unfortunately, “it doesn’t seem to hit one geographic area more than another” and that it “is happening a little bit of everywhere.” Many sailors have expressed their sentiments on social media, describing the delays and “desperate efforts to obtain loans for living expenses.”

One sailor wrote on Reddit that she and her husband were married in July, but still have not received their basic housing allowance. “My case has been open for over a month with NO action…I am just…beyond frustrated” she wrote.

Military.com reported:

A personnel specialist first class, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak with the press, said the root of the problem lies in the consolidation of personnel support and customer support detachments that began in 2017 and appears to be understaffed.
In September, MyNavy Career Center was established as a command — an effort to improve services to sailors.

“Shutting down dozens of processing centers took that transaction load and dropped it in one building’s worth of people,” the petty officer wrote in a message to Military.com. “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.”

MNCC is the Navy’s human resources services center, often referred to as the MNCC call center or just MNCC.

The petty officer also called the 30-day timeline “laughable,” given that personnel specialists work on a sailor’s pay package and send it through a processing system that has 30 days to act on it.

That system usually takes another 30 days to process, followed by 30 to 45 days for review and release — a course that can last three months or more.
“In a Hershey and Hallmark world, 30 days would be great,” he said.

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  1. JC

    November 23, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Veterans with disability claims have similar problems. I know of a veteran, over seventy-five years of age, who was placed on a Hearing Docket for a disputed award in June of 2021. It is now the end of November. Six months on a hearing docket added to the time since the dispute was filed is entirely not acceptable. The governments excuse will be COVID & not enough employees.
    BUKKSHIT!

    • JC

      November 23, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      If you modify it – Scrap it. You just don’t want to know how Vets and active military really feel!

  2. Zenit08

    November 23, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    If the Biden DOD can’t purge enough troops through political indoctrination and deadly COVID jabs, it will starve them out.

    Memo to conservatives: QUIT IDOLIZING THE MILITARY. It is now as much an instrument of evil as the rest of the federal government.

  3. stylin19

    November 23, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    “…said the root of the problem lies in the consolidation of personnel support and customer support detachments that began in 2017 and appears to be understaffed.”

    2017?

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BREAKING: Senate votes down both articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in party-line vote

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The Senate voted down two articles of impeachment Wednesday which alleged Department of Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas engaged in the “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

What resulted in a party-line vote, began with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposing a point of order declaring the first article unconstitutional, to which the majority of senators agreed following several failed motions by Republicans. The article was deemed unconstitutional by a vote of 51-48, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting present.

Fox News reports:

Schumer’s point of order was proposed after his request for unanimous consent, which would have provided a set amount of time for debate among the senators, as well as votes on two GOP resolutions and a set amount of agreed upon points of order, was objected to by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Schmitt stated in his objection that the Senate should conduct a full trial into the impeachment articles against Mayorkas, rather than the debate and points of order suggested by Schumer’s unanimous consent request, which would be followed by a likely successful motion to dismiss the articles. 

Republican senators took issue with Schumer’s point of order, as agreeing to it would effectively kill the first of the two articles. Several GOP lawmakers proposed motions, which took precedence over the point of order, to adjourn or table the point, among other things. But all GOP motions failed. 

After another batch of motions to avoid voting on Schumer’s second point of order, which would deem the second article unconstitutional, the Senate agreed to it. The vote was along party lines 51-49, with Murkowski rejoining the Republicans. 

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