SOLE SURVIVORSHIP DISCHARGE
A sole survivorship discharge is the separation of a member from the armed forces at the member's request when the member is the only surviving child in a family in which:
A member who receives a sole survivorship discharge shall be entitled to full separation pay even though the member completed less than 6 years of active service immediately before that discharge. The amount of the full separation pay to be paid shall be based on the years of active service actually completed by the member before the member's discharge. These sole survivorship discharge provisions shall apply to any sole survivorship discharge granted after September 11, 2001.
HALF SEPARATION PAY
Military Service members separated under the following circumstances are not eligible for separation pay: