10 U.S. Code § 6404 - Treatment of fractions of years of service in computing retired pay and separation pay

In determining the total number of years of service to be used as a multiplier in computing retired pay and separation pay on discharge under this chapter, each full month of service that is in addition to the number of full years of service creditable to a member is counted as one-twelfth of a year and any remaining fractional part of a month is disregarded.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 415; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 503(50),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2915; Pub. L. 98–94, title IX, § 923(c)(4),Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 643.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6404 34 U.S.C. 410c(a) (1st proviso). Feb. 21, 1946, ch. 34, § 7 (a) (1st proviso), 60 Stat. 27; Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 432(a), 61 Stat. 881.
34 U.S.C. 410j(g) (1st proviso). Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 312(g) (1st proviso), 61 Stat. 860.
34 U.S.C. 410d (1st proviso). Feb. 21, 1946, ch. 34, § 9 (1st proviso), 60 Stat. 28; Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 432(b), 61 Stat. 881.
34 U.S.C. 410j(h) (1st proviso). Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 312(h) (1st proviso), 61 Stat. 860.
34 U.S.C. 410r(h). June 12, 1948, ch. 449, § 207(h), 62 Stat. 368.
34 U.S.C. 410r(j) (proviso). June 12, 1948, ch. 449, § 207(j) (proviso), 62 Stat. 366.
34 U.S.C. 43g(g). Apr. 16, 1947, ch. 38, § 207(h), 61 Stat. 50; redesignated (g), Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 434(d), 61 Stat. 882; May 16, 1950, ch. 186, § 3(j), 64 Stat. 162.
34 U.S.C. 625h(a). June 12, 1948, ch. 449, § 213(a), 62 Stat. 369.

The words “and a part of a year that is less than six months is disregarded” are added for clarity. The legislative history of the Career Compensation Act of 1949, which contains a provision identical to those codified in this section, indicates that all of these provisions are construed as requiring a fractional year of less than six months to be disregarded (hearing before the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate on H.R. 5007, 81st Cong., 1st sess., p. 313, July 6, 1949).
Amendments

1983—Pub. L. 98–94substituted “each full month of service that is in addition to the number of full years of service creditable to a member is counted as one-twelfth of a year and any remaining fractional part of a month is disregarded” for “a part of a year that is six months or more is counted as a whole year and a part of a year that is less than six months is disregarded”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513substituted “separation pay” for “severance pay” in section catchline and substituted “separation pay” for “lump-sum payments” in text.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–94applicable with respect to the computation of retired or retainer pay of any individual who becomes entitled to that pay after Sept. 30, 1983, see section 923(g) ofPub. L. 98–94, set out as a note under section 1174 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

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