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NOTICE OF STATUTORY CHANGE

The signed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty travel.

Flat rate per diem for long term TDYs of more than 30 days shall only apply for travel through midnight on Aug. 12, 2018. As of Aug. 13, 2018, normal per diem rules, including the following, apply: 

  • Lodging receipts are required for all lodging payments
  • The actual cost of lodging, not to exceed the full locality lodging per diem rate, will be paid 
  • The full meals and incidental expense will no longer be reduced by 75 percent or 55 percent.

Get more information by visiting the Flat Rate Per Diem Transition FAQs.


Did you receive Disability Severance Pay between 1991 and now that was reported as taxable income? Some DSP becomes non-taxable due to certain circumstances and VA disability awards. Find out if you’re eligible to file an amended federal tax return and how to do it by clicking here.


The Blue Book page on DFAS.mil was discontinued July 1, 2018. For questions or concerns contact the Blue Book mail box.


Military members: If you've served in the Sinai Peninsula and qualified for Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay, you may be entitled to Combat Zone Tax Exlusion benefits. Get the details and take advantage!


New Online Form to Report the Death of a Retiree: You can now use our convenient online form to report the death of a retiree at https://go.usa.gov/xnzQ9


Army/Navy/Air Force military members: If you're BRS Opt-In eligible, remember that the decision you enter through myPay cannot be changed once you submit it. The myPay process has multiple warnings that your decision is irrevocable...you can't change it once you've made it. 


NOTICE OF STATUTORY CHANGE

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, in Section 641, signed by the President on Dec. 23, 2016, and revised in Section 624 of the NDAA of 2018, amended the definition of disposable pay in the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, 10 U.S.C. § 1408-- In the case of a division of military retired pay as property (that becomes final prior to the date of a member’s retirement).

Learn more here.