Defense Finance
and Accounting Service

Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

1-888-332-7411

MyPay

Other Agencies to Contact

When a military retiree passes away, there are several steps you should take to take ensure his or her pay and benefit accounts are closed out properly and loved ones are cared for properly. After notifying DFAS, you may also need to notify the following agencies as soon as possible.

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
800-538-9552

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
800-827-1000
(if the retiree received disability compensation)

Office of Personnel Management
888-767-6738
(if the military retiree also was a current or retired federal civilian employee)

VA
800-669-8477
(if the retiree was enrolled in a VA-sponsored life insurance policy, such as Veterans' Group Life Insurance or National Service Life Insurance)

Office of Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance
800-419-1473
(if the retiree was enrolled in Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance)

Related Links

Bureau of Navy Medicine (Burial at Sea information)
(888) 647-6676 (Option 4)

Department of Defense (Military funeral honors)
(877) 645-4667

Veterans Administration (Funeral or Burial benefits)
800-827-1000


Updated September 16, 2011