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DFAS Retired and Annuitant (R&A) Pay

DFAS R&A Pay is primarily a payroll office. We establish and maintain military retired pay, annuity accounts, and issue monthly payments to both military retirees and their eligible survivors, including the following:

  • Regular and Reserve Retirement payments
  • Temporary and Permanent Disability Retirement payments
  • Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay
  • Combat-Related Special Compensation payments
  • Survivor Benefit Plan
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Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides services to former members of the military, not just those who are retired from the military.

If you are disabled, the VA establishes your level of disability compensation and handles any changes or updates. These include:

  • Additional (tax-free) benefit for veterans injured while in the service
  • Ratings for service-connected disability codes
  • Ratings for Special Monthly Compensation
  • Individual Unemployment ratings
  • Re-rating you if you feel your disability has increased

The VA also administers pensions, educational programs, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, survivors’ benefits, medical benefits, and burial benefits.

If you have questions or concerns about any of these topics, please contact the VA at 800-827-1000.

The VA Military & Veteran Crisis Line is available 24/7: Dial 988 and press "1"

Branches of Service

The Army, Navy, Marine CorpsAir Force and Space Force assist in the transition from active duty to retired life and make determinations for some entitlement programs, such as Combat-Related Special Compensation.

The branches issue your retirement orders. Remember, you MUST have retirement orders from your branch of service before we can establish your military retired pay account.

Please contact your Branch of Service for assistance with the following items:

  • CRSC eligibility determinations
  • Applying for retirement
  • Retirement orders

Gray Area Retirees 

See our new webpage for Gray Area Retirees

Page Updated Jun 25, 2024