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Online Tools Your Loved Ones Can Use
It’s important that you educate your beneficiaries about how to apply for their benefits. We want you to be aware of all the information they need to know, so you don’t have to worry about their well-being. The more prepared your loved ones are, the quicker we will be able to pay any benefits due to them. The following resources will help prepare your beneficiaries:
Your loved ones can find a lot of useful information on the Retired Military and Annuitant section of DFAS.mil. We consistently update it with new content and breaking news so that you can stay informed and educated.
Here are some web pages we recommend:
Forms Page: Here you will find many forms that you can easily print, and we use the same forms to do business with you and your loved ones. There are also electronic versions of some of those forms that can be submitted securely online rather than by mail.
Reporting a Retiree’s Death: This is a guide your loved ones can use to reduce stress in the event of your passing. Here your beneficiary or significant other will find out what they will need to do to help us close your account without any hassles. Once we have notification of your passing, we will mail a care package and information on additional steps they may need to take if they are eligible for arrears of pay or a Survivor Benefit Plan annuity.
Applying for Arrears of Pay: Your AOP beneficiary is the person who will receive your final pro-rated paycheck in the event of your passing. This page provides information that will help that person work with us to avoid having their application returned, resulting in delay of payment.
Applying for an SBP Annuity: This section contains a list of forms your SBP beneficiary will need to complete and return to us before we can began making monthly SBP annuity payments. There are also supplemental instructions they can use to ensure the forms are completed correctly, avoiding delays in creating their account.
SBP Annuity Accounts: This has information about what your loved ones need to do to retain eligibility for monthly SBP payments, and how to make updates to their SBP account.
Facebook: If your family members have a Facebook account, they can “Like” the DFAS Facebook page and follow our posts. If they have questions about Retired and Annuitant Pay, they can leave a comment on one of our posts and we’ll respond back directly to them.
myPay and Annuitants
myPay isn’t just for retirees! Annuitants have the ability to set up an account on myPay too. It’s the most convenient way to manage an account, and provides faster service, security, accessibility and reliability to DFAS customers worldwide. Updated December 12, 2013