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Defense Finance & Accounting Service

Director's Message March 2019


Greetings and welcome to the first Retired and Annuitant Pay newsletter of 2019.

Here in Ohio, we are finally seeing signs of spring after a long, cold winter. But, spring also brings tax time.

One of the toughest parts of filing taxes is collecting all of that information. If you need tax documents for your retired or annuitant pay account, there’s an article in this issue on convenient options for getting them that don’t involve waiting on hold, such as using myPay to get both current and past tax documents.

We also have an article on making plans for your future to make it easier on your loved ones that outlines the avenues for having someone you trust assist you with your account.

This newsletter also highlights two new webpages, one about the VA waiver and disability entitlements and one about School Certifications. We are working to get more explanatory information on our website to help better your understanding of retired and annuitant pay, which is complex and can be confusing.

We also have an article about our new, simpler process for those who are eligible to withdraw from SBP due to qualifying VA disability.

Are you an annuitant who isn’t using myPay? Check out the article in this issue on the benefits you’re missing, and set up your access to myPay today.

Speaking of myPay, later this spring, myPay will undergo a transformation and you’ll see a fresher, more modern site when you log on. Check out the article in this issue for a sneak preview of some exciting changes.

I hope you find the articles in this issue helpful. And please share the information with your retired military friends who may not see the online editions of the newsletter. 

We thank you for your service and are honored to serve you.

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