allowance to member of armed forces

A benefit of one kind or another in addition to regular pay, such as subsistence, quarters, uniforms, and pensions. Waller v United States, 86 App DC 93, 180 F2d 194, 16 ALR2d 1328. It is sometimes in the nature of compensation, sometimes akin to reimbursement, but may at other times be entirely unearned; it is affirmative in nature and has no similarity to a statutory exemption. Waller v United States, supra.

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