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Frequently Asked Questions
It is vital to notify DFAS of any changes in your AOP beneficiary's contact information. Otherwise all correspondence will be sent to the wrong address, further delaying closure of your account.
Please make sure that you keep the following information updated for your beneficiary at all times:
You can also your update your arrears of pay beneficiary by completing a Designation of Beneficiary Information form (DD 2894) and mailing or faxing it to DFAS Retired and Annuitant Pay. If you chose to use this method, please allow 30 – 60 days after we receive your designation for us to process, validate and update your previous designation.
Important Notice: Please be aware that designating a sole beneficiary in your will does not automatically make that person your AOP beneficiary. AOP determination is based exclusively on the AOP beneficiary election in your retired pay account.
Page updated May 10, 2013.