Military Members (Active/Reserve)
Basic Needs Allowance
Eligible active duty members may now apply for Basic Needs Allowance supplementary payments to aid in affording basic needs for their families. Read more, including contacts for your specific military service here
Attention Air Force, Space Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Members!
You have a new Customer Contact Number! - All Department of the Air Force service members who have military pay related questions may call the Total Force Service Center (1 800 525-0102 or DSN 312 665-0102) for assistance or submit a myFSS ticket. The DFAS Customer Care Center no longer handles these calls.
TDY Pages Updated
The Military Pay TDY web pages have been updated to provide a one-stop shop for the types of TDY you may be directed to fulfill. Information is now posted under each type of TDY to explain allowance for Transportation, Per diem (both meals and incidentals and lodging), reimbursable expenses and more. These pages apply to Army member TDY events.
In addition, we've simplified the menu options to make it easier to find what you need in one spot.
These changes were based on customer surveys and interviews to help determine the best method to present information to you.
We know how important your pay is to you. We are committed to ensuring scheduled payments are made timely. We encourage you to use our online tools such as myPay and AskDFAS and our phone self-service tools. Our Customer Care Center representatives remain available to assist you with any additional questions you might have.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Power of Attorney
There are times when spouses, parents and even tax preparers need to talk with us regarding pay issues for our military customers. By law, we must respect the privacy of all our military members and cannot discuss any aspect of their pay unless you have a valid special power of attorney. Powers of attorney give someone the ability to act on a military member's behalf. Discuss this with your chosen representative and a member of your legal assistance team.
Page Updated May 25, 2023