R&A Pay establishes, maintains and pays military retirees, and their eligible surviving spouses and other family members.
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DFAS Remains Committed to Ensuring Scheduled Payments are Made Timely
We know how important your pay is to you. We are committed to ensuring scheduled payments are made timely. We encourage you to use our online tools such as myPay, AskDFAS and our phone self-service tools. Our Customer Care Center representatives remain available during normal business hours to assist you with any additional questions you might have.
Retiree and Annuitant Pay Dates
Retiree and Annuitant payments will be made as scheduled on June 1, 2020.
SBP Student Child Annuitants: Big News About School Certifications! - May 2020
College students will now certify annually instead of each term, students will no longer need a school official signature or school documentation when they certify, and the school certification form is shorter and simpler. The changes will significantly reduce the paperwork burden and make the process easier and more convenient for full-time student child annuitants. Find out more on the School Certifications webpage.
Retiree and Annuitant 1099-Rs
Retiree and annuitant 2019 1099-Rs are now available in myPay.
Tax statements for retirees and annuitants who elected delivery by mail will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service no later than January 31, 2020.
Your 1099-R is available much earlier and more securely in myPay than those sent to customers electing delivery by mail. If you're not using myPay, now is the time to get started! See how easy it is to get started: download our step-by-step Get Started Guide or see the how-to video on the DFAS YouTube channel.
Find out more about tax documents.
SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination News: February 2020 - New FAQs Posted!
Please see our new webpage “SBP-DIC News” for information on the status of the implementation of this new law. Based on the NDAA, Spouse SBP annuitants who are subject to the DIC offset may see the first change in the SBP annuity payment they receive on February 1, 2021.
Spouses and Children of Recently-Deceased Retirees
We have new tools and information to assist you with the SF 1174 for claiming the retiree’s Arrears of Pay. Please see the How to Claim Arrears of Pay Using the 1174 page for details.
Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, and Children of Deceased Retirees
We have new tools and information to assist you with the DD Form 2656-7 for starting a Survivor Benefit Plan Annuity. Please see the Start an SBP Annuity page for details.
Processing Time Frames - How Long Does It Take?
Please see our new webpage for current typical processing time frames: How Long Does It Take?
R&A Pay is Expanding Communication through Emailed SmartDocs
As part of our commitment to continually improving our customer service, R&A Pay is expanding the use of emailed SmartDocs as a way to communicate about changes to your account and actions that may be needed. Email notifications will speed up the time it takes to notify you about your account. If you don’t yet have an email address in myPay, please add one now so you can receive these email notifications. For more information, please see this article in the Retiree Newsletter.
2020 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be a 1.6 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities, and the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA), effective Dec. 1, 2019.
With the COLA applied, the maximum amount of SSIA payable will be $323.
Retirees will see the change in their Dec. 31, 2019 payment and annuitants in their Jan. 2, 2020 payment. Click here for detailed information.
SBP Annuitants: Requirements for the annual Certificate of Eligibility have changed. Get the latest rules and make sure your payments continue uninterrupted.
SBP Spouse Annuitants: The Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA) is now a permanent benefit.
Direct Deposit Required
A treasury mandate requires us to pay our customers electronically. Most military retirees and annuitants getting paper checks need to set up direct deposit. Start direct deposit now.
Direct Express® Debit Card Program provides members who do not have a bank account an alternative to payment by EFT.
Same-Sex Marriage SBP
Department of Defense issued implementing guidance extending SBP coverage to same-sex spouses of military members and retirees.
Direct Deposit Bank Account Changes
Follow these steps to avoid missing or incorrect payments!
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Continued Communication with Army Retirees
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Pay Verification / Proof of Income
Survivor Benefit Plan Information
HOW DO I?
Get My 1099R
Correct My 1099R
Change My Arrears of Pay Beneficiary
Report a Retiree's Death
Report an SBP Annuitant's Death
Start or Change Direct Deposit
Change My Address
Manage My Allotments
Start International Direct Deposit
myPay: Get started guide
The most convenient way to manage your retirement account is through myPay, our online account management system.
myPay Login Instructions:
If you've never logged into myPay
If you forgot your login ID
If you forgot your password
Page updated May 27, 2020.