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How is my personal allowance determined by AGUSM and what changes are coming in 2019?

  • Base personal allowances are receiving an inflationary raise
  • There is no longer a difference in the base personal allowance for singles vs married missionaries
  • Career missionary associates who qualified as MA 1 are now being re-designated as Career Missionary Associate (CA)
2019 AGUSM Salary Chart
AGUSM Cost of Living Level 1. Cost of Living Level 2. Cost of Living Level 3
Non-career Missionary Associate/CMIT 2514 2998 3561
Career Associate 3143 3748 4451
Appointed Missionary (Nationally Appointed) 3771 4497 5342

What other changes are coming from XA?

Budgets

  • XA will begin collecting budgets for all missionary associates (CMIT, MA, and CA). The missionary budget is the total the missionary needs each month for personal salary, work and benefits.
  • XA will monitor budgetary and underfunded best practices for all missionaries (CMIT, MA, CA, AG)

What is included in a missionary budget?

  • Short-term assignment (max 3 years)
  • CMIT/MA= personal allowance + medical + work. (Yearly)
  • Long-term assignment (credentials and CMIT/Equiv. required)
  • CA=personal allowance + medical + MBA (retirement) + work (Missionary Term)

How do I submit a missionary budget?

  • Submit a Budget sheet for CMITs, MAs (MA2) See linked file CMIT & Short-term Missionary Associate Budget
  • Submit a Budget sheet for Career Associates (formerly MA1s) See linked file Career Associate Budget

Submit your completed budget sheet to Jeff, XA Personnel Director JAlexander@ag.org

Does my budget need to be accurate?

  • Yes. Your budget enables XA to measure your health. You are required to raise your budget and to maintain in for missionary health.

Can my personal allowance be adjusted?

Am I able to reduce my personal allowance?

  • Yes. You may request your personal allowance to be reduced down to the minimal requirement for missionary health. (The min. is determined by location and family size)
  • Short-term MA/CMIT- minimum is 100% of livable wage
  • (CMIT min. is $1500 for a single in COL 1)
  • Long-term CA- minimum is 125% of livable wage
  • Many singles may choose to lower their personal allowance since it has been increased significantly (increased to married rate)

Is it possible to increase a personal allowance?

    • Yes. You may request your personal allowance to be increased for missionary health.

Steps:

    1. Missionary Email to Personnel Director (JAlexander@ag.org) with requested increase and the reason it is needed (ie. Housing costs)
    2. XA Personnel approval (100-125% livable wage for CMITs/MAs, 125-150% livable for CA/AG) (Larger families with one income will often need an increase for financial health)
    3. District Conversation
    4. XA Personnel files a USMEC request to increase the personal allowance

If you need any assistance, please connect with Jeff Alexander, XA’s Personnel Director for Assistance. JAlexander@ag.org

Career Associate Budget Sheet

Short Term Missionary Associate Budget Sheet

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