FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers in the Individual Mobilization Augmentation (IMA) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) programs may be eligible for additional PDMRA days under changes made to the Post Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence (PDMRA) program by Congress last October.

In order to address this issue the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, has opened a help desk to assist IRR and IMA Soldiers to determine their eligibility for additional PDMRA days.

The PDMRA program intended to compensate Soldiers with days of non-chargeable leave when required to mobilize or deploy with a frequency beyond established rotation policy goals. The program only applies to deployments and mobilizations underway on, or commencing after, Jan. 19, 2007.

To be eligible for PDMRA recalculations, you must have served on a 10 USC 12302 or a 12304 involuntary orders (either CONUS or OCONUS); or 10 USC 12301(d) or 10 USC 688 Retiree Recall voluntary orders if you served in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait. Also, only Soldiers with orders that have a start date prior to Oct. 1, 2011, and who remained on active duty after that date are eligible for the former accrual rates of one, two or four days per month based on qualifying months on orders.

Those serving under the Retiree Recall orders must provide proof of more than 50 percent of the order duration with boots on ground (BOG) in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait. Required proof includes DD 214 showing to/from dates in theater, and or the leave and earning statement (LES) for each month showing hostile fire or imminent danger pay.

If you feel you have PDMRA days coming to you, contact the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at 1-888-276-9472 or via email at:

Soldiers who are currently in a U.S. Army Reserve Troop Program Unit or the Active Guard/Reserve Program should contact their unit commander.

Don't delay because the authority to provide these benefits expires Oct. 1 2014.

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