What Retirees Can Expect in the Year-End Mail from DFAS

     For retirees who still request postal mail from us, each January we mail your 1099-R, which is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form for reporting retired pay distributions, along with a special print edition of the DFAS Retiree Newsletter with important news for the coming year.

     We also include a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) change Retiree Account Statement (RAS), which shows the change in your gross and net payment that occurs when there is a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to your pay.

     It’s important to note the Statement Effective Date on the COLA change RAS is the first of December, so the Year-to-Date Summary figures are only for 11 months (they do not include your December payment). Therefore, the Year-to-Date Summary figures on this RAS will not match the figures on your 1099-R.

     If you have opted to receive electronic delivery of statements, you will not receive this mailing. Your 1099-R and COLA change RAS are conveniently available to print or download from myPay.


Page updated December 23, 2022