June 2021 Retiree Newsletter
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Welcome to the June 2021 Retiree Newsletter!
Status Notifications Roll Out in 2021
Over the coming year, DFAS is rolling out the use of status notifications to keep you in the loop as forms or documents they submit move through the retired and annuity pay processing cycles.
Your Retired Pay Account Needs a Regular Checkup
Use this handy checklist to do a retired pay checkup at least once a year.
How to Make the Payment of Your Final Paycheck Easier for Your Loved Ones
After you pass away, a one-time payment of your final paycheck is made to a beneficiary. This is called your Arrears of Pay (AOP).
Tip: Changing Bank Accounts for Your Pay? Start Early
If you need to change the bank account for your direct deposit, or change an allotment, make sure you allow a window of time for the change to be processed.
What SBP Annuitants Need to Know - How to Verify Eligibility to Keep Payments Coming
Survivor Benefit Plan annuitants need to verify their continued eligibility regularly to receive SBP annuity payments. See this article for an outline of the requirements.
News from Our Partners: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
If you served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations, you may be eligible for the registry.
News from Our Partners: CFC Giving Can Continue into Retirement
Once a campaign exclusively for Federal employees, civilian and military retirees can now continue their giving through CFC.
News from Our Partners: Air Force Retirees Again Bolster Air Force Assistance Fund
The men and women serving in the four official and affiliate charities of the Air Force thank you, our Air Force Retiree family, for your generous support during the 2021 AFAF Campaign.
News from our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Offers Safe and Secure Residency Opportunities for Independent Living Veterans!
If you are considering a move to a safe and secure senior community that caters to independent living veterans, the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) may be for you!
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March 2021 Retiree Newsletter
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Welcome to the March 2021 Retiree Newsletter!
Tax Season Update
Convenient options and tips if you still need a tax document
New, Helpful Status Notifications Start this Year
We are excited to announce one of our latest improvements that will soon be available to you.
myPay Two-Factor Authentication Mandatory April 2021
In late April, two-factor authentication will become mandatory for all myPay users.
Educate Your Beneficiaries Before Your Final Paycheck – AOP and SBP
There are two ways you can make preparations to leave money behind from your military retirement for your loved ones
How to Identify the Status of Spouse/Former Spouse SBP Coverage on your Retiree Account Statement
If you have divorced since retiring, please carefully check your Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) participation status.
Changes Coming to Mailed Retiree Account Statements
For those retirees who still have a Retiree Account Statements (RAS) mailed to them, there will soon be some changes
Retirees: You Can Now Upload Your SBP Election Change Form Online
We added a convenient, online upload tool for retirees for the DD2656-6 (Survivor Benefit Plan Election Change Certificate)
School Cert Season Approaching – Steps to Take for Your Children, Including High School Grads 18 and Over
Child annuitants between the ages of 18-22, attending school on a full-time basis, may soon start receiving their annual school certification packets.
News from our Partners: From the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
"As we embark on our 48th year of the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign, we again turn to our retired Air Force family!"
News from Our Partners: AER’s 2021 Annual Campaign Kicks Off
"As the Army kicks off its 79th Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign on military installations around the world, we’re taking a look back at the enhancements AER implemented over the last year."
News from Our Partners: TRICARE
Update on Select Enrollment Fees for Group A Retirees
When You Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
News from our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Now Welcoming Retired Enlisted Reserve and National Guard Members - Apply for Residency in 2021!
AFRH welcomes applications for new residency from Retired Enlisted Reserve and National Guard Members
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December 2020 Retiree Newsletter
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Welcome to the December 2019 Retiree Newsletter!
Tax Season is Here Again
Check out our easy options for getting your tax documents.
What Retirees Should Expect in the Year-End Mail from DFAS
For retirees who still request postal mail from us, here is what you'll receive in your year-end mail.
2021 Cost of Living Adjustment and Pay Schedule
There is a 1.3 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, 2020.
CRDP/CRSC Open Season
The 2021 CRDP/CRSC Open Season is January 1-31, 2021. Check out our new, helpful FAQs.
Convenient Options for Getting Pay Information and Making Pay Account Updates
Instead of waiting on hold to talk to a customer service representative, you can use these convenient self-service options for getting your retired or annuity pay information, and for making updates to your pay account.
Additional Option for Managing Allotments
You have the option of transferring your discretionary allotment to your personal financial institution
The Phased Elimination of the SBP-DIC Offset Begins in January of 2021
Read all about the upcoming changes to the SBP-DIC Offset
News from Our Partners: Air Force Assistance Fund Charities Thank USAF Retirees
Air Force Assistance Fund Charities thank you, the Air Force Retiree family, for your generous support.
News from Our Partners: Army Emergency Relief Support
Army Emergency Relief’s mission is to support Retired Soldiers and their Families, as well as your Active Duty brothers and sisters.
News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Accepting Applications for Residency in 2021!
AFRH welcomes applications for new residency
News from Our Partners: TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now
Now is the time to set up payment for your TRICARE Select Group A Enrollment Fees
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September 2020 Retiree Newsletter
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Thank you for taking the time to read our September 2020 newsletter!
Check and Update Your Beneficiaries
It is vital for you to notify DFAS of any changes in your beneficiaries or beneficiary information for the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) or for your Arrears of Pay (AOP).
What Retirees Need to Know about the New IRS 2020 W-4
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought many changes, some of them quite recently.
Electronic RAS for New Retirees
As of July of 2020, all new retirees will automatically receive their Retiree Account Statements (RAS) via electronic delivery in myPay.
myPay Announces Two-Factor Authentication Coming Soon
Two-factor authentication is coming to myPay bringing an additional layer of protection in safeguarding pay account information for military retirees and annuitants.
Making School Certifications Easier with the New DD 2788 Form Wizard
We have a new tool for you: the School Certification (DD 2788) PDF Form Wizard!
Who to Contact for Pay or Benefit Questions
Have you ever wondered if you are contacting the correct agency? Read this to find out who to call about your question.
News from Our Partners: Navy Retired Activities Office (RAO) Programs
The Navy Retired Activities Office (RAO) provides support service to all military retirees (regular and reserve) from all branches of military service, their spouses, families, annuitants, authorized or designated beneficiaries, representatives or guardians worldwide.
News from Our Partners: Air Force Assistance Fund Charities Thank USAF Retirees
Air Force Assistance Fund Charities thank you, the Air Force Retiree family, for your generous support during the 2020 AFAF Campaign.
News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Accepting Applications for Residency!
The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) - with locations in Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss. – continues to welcome new residents.
News from Our Partners: TRICARE Open Season and Changes Coming Soon for Some TRICARE Select Retired Beneficiaries
The 2020 TRICARE Open Season begins November 9 and ends December 14, 2020. New Monthly TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee for Group A Retired TRICARE Select Beneficiaries.
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