Civilians working overseas are getting a boost in their paychecks in the form of more post allowance.
Post allowance is a cost-of-living allowance granted to federal employees stationed outside the United States.
In Germany, the post allowance for a single person making $36,000 to nearly $39,000 a year is increasing from $242.30 to $290.76 on the next paycheck.
Someone with a family of three who makes $45,000 to about $48,000 will see an increase of about $138 a month, to $830.30.
Single civilians in Naples, Vicenza, and Sigonella, Italy, who earn $42,000 to just under $45,000 a year will see their post allowance rise by more than $60, to $380.76.
Post allowance for someone in a two-person household will increase from about $389 to $463.46.
Civilians working in the United Kingdom are getting an increase in post allowance as well. Single civilians who make $36,000 to $38,999 annually will get an increase of almost $35 per paycheck, to $138.46. Someone with a family of four and who earns $59,000 to about $63,000 will see an increase of more than $61 in his or her next paycheck to $246.15.
Servicemembers’ cost of living allowance will remain the same in the U.K. and Italy, but will drop about $50 a month in Germany as part of a previously announced adjustment.