How Is Military Bonus Paid?
Bonuses are paid in Lump Sum, at the time of re-enlistment. Member must have been separated for more than 90 days, but less than 4 years.
You won't receive your Army enlistment bonus immediately. The Army needs to make sure you're committed to your role in serving the country and that you're not just in it for the money. Once you complete basic training and career-specific training, you'll receive your first payment of $10,000.
The Army Enlistment Bonus Just Got a Massive Bump
Every once in a while, a military member receives a bonus and then has to repay it, usually because they didn't fulfill the terms of the bonus agreement. And because taxes have already been taken out of that bonus payment, things can get a bit messy.
Bonus Repayment Gets Messy - Military.com
When will I get paid for my Selective Re-enlistment Bonus (SRB)/Selective Enlistment Bonus (SEB)? The initial payment of your Selective Re-enlistment Bonus (SRB) should take no longer than 30 days from the date of re-enlistment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Military bonuses are subject to taxation at the time of payment. Past rules (mentioned earlier in this article) issued by the Internal Revenue Service required the Defense Accounting And Finance Service (DFAS) to withhold 25% of that bonus (later reduced to 22%) on payment.
Taxes on Military Bonuses - Veteran.com