Director’s Message


Greetings from Cleveland! As the days get shorter and nights get cooler, we know that fall is here.

DFAS remains committed to our primary goal of delivering your pay accurately and on time. With tax season approaching, we need your help to do that. Please see the article on getting ready for tax season for helpful tips.

This edition includes a very important article on working for foreign governments. If you are currently working for or plan to work for a foreign government, please read this article. There are important steps that military retirees need to follow and this article will help you understand what you need to do.

It is also important to make sure your beneficiary information for the Survivor Benefit Program and your Arrears of Pay is up to date. There are important details about how to do this in this edition as well.

The askDFAS Resource webpage is getting a new look. We have included an article on what you expect to see on that page for retirees and annuitants and how askDFAS can help you better manage your retired pay or annuity pay.

Did you know that if you need to get a “Verification of Pay” letter for any reason, you can do that through myPay? We have information in this edition on how you can that without waiting on hold to talk to a customer care representative.

There are changes for our SBP annuitants coming in 2023. These changes might affect you if you receive Dependent and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs or if you requested the SBP Optional Annuity for Dependent Children because your military loved one was a service member who died on active duty or inactive duty in the line of duty after October 7, 2001. Please be sure to read the articles to see if these changes apply to you and what you can expect.

Finally, we have some articles from our partners that may interest you. Please be sure to check those out as well.

On behalf of all of us here in DFAS Retired and Annuitant Pay, it is truly our honor to serve those who served. Thank you for everything you have done and sacrificed for our country. We hope you find the information in this newsletter useful and informative. 
Take care and enjoy the fall weather.

Page updated Sep 28 2022