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December 2020 Newsletter

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Director’s Message

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

Click here for a PDF of the December 2020 Retiree Newsletter

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September 2020 Newsletter

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Director's Message

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.

Click here for a PDF of the September 2020 Retiree Newsletter

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June 2020 Newsletter

Director's Message

Thank you for taking the time to read our June 2020 newsletter!

Time for a Mid-Year Retired Pay Account Checkup

We have a handy checklist to help you review and update your retired pay account, including convenient self-service options using myPay.

Make the Payment of Your Final Paycheck Easier for Your Loved Ones

Important information to prepare your loved ones.

The SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination

Who is affected and what you need to know.

SBP School Certifications: Now Easier and More Convenient!

New form, new process, less paperwork!

News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Welcomes Applications

AFRH offers affordable independent living to eligible veterans in its Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss. locations, and continues to accept applications for residency in 2020.

News from Our Partners:  Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief’s singular mission is to provide financial assistance for Active Duty, Retired Soldiers, Surviving Spouses, Active Guard & Reserve Soldiers, and their dependents when they need it most.

News from Our Partners: Air Force Assistance Fund Charities Combat COVID-19

Air Force Charities are responding to the effects of this virus on the Air Force family to support fellow Airmen and their families

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March 2020 Newsletter

Director's Message

Welcome to the March 2020 Retiree Newsletter!

It’s Tax Season:  Do you still need your tax documents?

We are quickly approaching April 15th and want to make sure you are aware of all the options to get your tax documents.

Benefits of Using myPay

Instead of waiting on hoSaveld 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.

We're Making the School Certification Process Easier

New easier and more convenient options for school certifications.   

The Latest News on the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination 

New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) now available!

More New Form Tools – New Additions for Annuitants

We have launched a few more helpful form tools for Annuitants that include PDF checklists and videos. Check out our forms page to see what’s new!

Tip: Changing Bank Accounts for Your Pay? 

Make sure you don’t miss a payment when you need to change your direct deposit banking information. Start early!

News from Our Partners:  Army Emergency Relief 

AER kicks off 2020 Fundraising Campaign!

News from Our Partners: Air Force Assistance Fund

Read about the USAF charities and how you can donate.

News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Offers Affordable Independent Living for Eligible Veterans!

Now accepting applications for residency in 2020!  

Click here for a PDF of the March 2020 Retiree Newsletter

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