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  • Retired Pay, Annuities, and Other Pays
  • Retirement Planning
  • Available Death Benefits
  • VA Benefits
  • Other Benefits
  • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
  • Staying Connected to the Army
  • Who Can I Talk To?
  • Annuity for Certain Military Surviving Spouse

    Career Status Bonus (CSB)

    Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

    Concurrent Retired and Disability Pay (CRDP)

    Death of Soldier or Beneficiary

    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

    Disability Pay


    Other Pays

    Reserve Component Retirement and Points

    Retired Pay


  • Applying for retirement

    Dental Care


    Federal Benefits

    ID cards


    Leave & PTDY

    Medical Care


    Retired Pay, Annuities, and Other Pays

    State Benefits

    Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

    Thrift Savings Plan

    VA Benefits

  • Federal Benefits

    VA Benefits

  • Disability Pay

    Retired Pay

  • Federal Benefits

    Medical Care

  • SBP Basics

    SBP After Retirement

    Spouse and Former Spouse Questions

  • Army Echoes


    Retiree Appreciation Days


  • Retirement Services Officers

  • My spouse didn't take Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) when he retired. Do I qualify for a "Forgotten Widows Annuity?"
    What is the Annuity for Certain Military Surviving Spouses (ACMSS)?
    How do I apply for retired pay?
    What Army regulation covers retirements?
    Who do I talk to about submitting my retirement?
    I don't want Army Echoes by email. Can you mail it to me instead?
    How do I tell the editor of Army Echoes that I've moved or changed my email address?
    Where can I get old copies of Army Echoes?
    How do I subscribe to Army Echoes?
    Where can I read the new Army Echoes?
    What is Army Echoes?
    What is the CSB?
    Who is eligible for the CSB?
    What happens if I accept the CSB?
    How much is the CSB?
    Is the CSB taxable?
    What if I'm past the 15th year of service and haven't made a CSB election?
    What is the difference between the CSB/REDUX and High 3 retirements?
    What is Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)?
    Who is eligible for CRSC?
    How do I apply for CRSC?
    What is the difference between CRDP and CRSC?
    What is Concurrent Retired and Disability Pay (CRDP)?
    Who is eligible for CRDP?
    How do I apply for CRDP?
    What is the difference between CRDP and CRSC?
    Where do I get dental care when I retire?
    Can I receive Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) at the same time?
    What is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?
    What is the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA)?
    How much of my retired pay is my former spouse entitled to?
    Do I have to send my former spouse a part of my retired pay each month, or will DFAS do that for me?
    What rights do former spouses have?
    When should I start the SFL-Transition Assistance Program if I'm planning to retire.
    How do I know if there are any legal restrictions on my post-service employment?
    What are all of my military retirement benefits?
    What benefits am I eligible for if I'm medically retired?
    What benefits am I eligible for when I retire from the Army National Guard?
    What benefits am I eligible for when I retire from the Army Reserve?
    Can I shop at the PX and Commissary after I retire?
    Is there a guide that can help me plan my retirement?
    Are Retired Soldiers eligible for Army Emergency Relief?
    When should I attend a pre-retirement briefing?
    When do I need to get my retired ID Card?
    How is a retired ID card different from a CAC?
    Will my former spouse receive an ID card and benefits?
    Where can I get a new ID card?
    Should I use my leave or sell it back before I retire?
    How much permissive TDY will I get before I retire?
    What are my medical care options after retirement?
    What are my TRICARE options when I retire?
    What is the US Family Health Plan?
    Do I have to take a retirement physical?
    Should I get a copy of my medical records before I retire?
    Am I still eligible for TRICARE when I retire?
    How much does TRICARE cost Retired Soldiers?
    Are Reservists eligible for medical care while they are in the Gray Area?
    Are Retired Soldiers eligible for dental care?
    Can I delay shipping my household goods until after I retire?
    If I move to a new home, who do I need to tell?
    If I change my email address, who do I need to tell?
    What are my responsibilities as a Gray Area Soldier?
    Where can I get a copy of my DD Form 214 or personnel records?
    Where can I get a copy of my medical records?
    How do I update my address or email address?
    How do I correct my Reserve Component retirement point statement?
    What is a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) for Retired Pay?
    I'm a RC Soldier who was mobilized for Iraq (or Afghanistan). Is it true I can retire early?
    How do they calculate nonregular retired pay?
    My retirement points statement is missing some points. How to I get it fixed?
    Do the Army National Guard or Army Reserve have anyone who helps RC Soldiers retire?
    I'm a RC Soldier, and I've got my 20-Year Letter. Should I take a discharge or go into the Retired Reserve?
    What is a DIEMS date?
    Which retired pay plan am I under?
    How far out should I apply for retirement?
    Do I get the annual pay raise if I retire on 1 JAN?
    How much will my retired pay be?
    Is retired pay taxable?
    Is there a good retired pay calculator?
    What is "Arrears of Pay"? Who gets it?
    How soon after I retire will my retired pay start?
    What is a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD)?
    Who can I talk to about retirement benefits?
    How do I find the closest Army Retirement Services Officer?
    Do states offer benefits in addition to federal benefits?
    What happens with my military Thrift Savings Program (TSP) investment when I retire?
    How do I apply for a VA disability pay?
    How do I apply for VA benefits?
    How do I contact the VA?
    What Veterans benefits am I eligible for when I retire?
    When should I apply for VA disability?
    How much is VA disability compensation?
    Is VA disability pay taxable?
    Should I convert my SGLI to VGLI when I retire?
    I have questions about my VA benefits. Where can I get answers?
    How do I find a VA facility?
    Am I eligible for burial at a VA national cemetery?
    Who is eligible for burial at Arlington Cemetery?
    Can my spouse be buried with me at Arlington Cemetery?
    Do I have to participate in the SBP?
    Do I have to pay for SBP forever?
    Do SBP premiums increase?
    How do I calculate my SBP premiums and annuity?
    How much do survivors receive from the SBP?
    How much does the SBP cost?
    If I elect child coverage are the children of my previous marriage covered?
    Is SBP taxable?
    What is Insurable Interest SBP?
    What is the Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)?
    What is the SBP?
    When do I have to make a decision about the SBP?
    How long will SBP last my survivors?
    When should I attend a SBP briefing?
    Do SBP premiums increase?
    I need a form for the Survivor benefit Plan. Where can I get one?
    How do I get my Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) pay started?
    My 20-year-letter says I have to make a Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) election. What are my choices?
    Can I get out of the SBP?
    I'm retired. Can I take SBP for my new child?
    When I retired, I did not elect SBP for my spouse. Can I take it now?
    By mistake, I retired without making an SBP election. Now DFAS is taking SBP premiums out of my retired pay. Can I make an election now?
    Can I change my SBP election?
    Does my current spouse need to concur if I elect SBP for my former spouse when I retire?
    I just got divorced. How can I change my SBP election to my former spouse as the court ordered?
    My divorce decree says my spouse has to take the SBP for me when he retires from the military. How do I get it if he doesn't?
    My spouse died. Can I get my SBP payments back?
    My spouse died. Do I have to keep paying SBP premiums?
    My spouse is the same sex as me. Does that affect eligibility for SBP?
    Where can I find information about the SBP for my former Spouse?
    Does my spouse have to agree with my SBP election?
    Can I still use Space A travel now that I'm retired?
    I live overseas, so why do I have to sign up for Medicare Part B when I can't use it here?
    I'm retired. Will my spouse still get medical care after I die?
    I have questions about medical care post-retirement. Who can answer those?
    I'll be 65 soon. How will Medicare affect my TRICARE?
    I medically retired with less than 20 years of service. Can I get both retired pay and disability pay?
    How does my retired pay affect my Social Security?
    I was recently transferred from the "Temporarily Disabled Retirement" list to the "Permanently Disabled Retired" list. What do I have to do? Will my benefits change?
    Can my retired pay be sent to my local bank overseas?
    My spouse, a Gray Area Soldier, passed away before receiving retired pay at age 60. What should I do?
    How do I change the bank account where my retired pay goes?
    How do I access myPay?
    I'm a Retired Soldier and my spouse just died. What do I do? What happens to my benefits?
    My spouse, a Retired Soldier, just died. What do I do?
    My mother was receiving Survivor Benefit Plan annuity payments based on my father's military retired pay. She just passed away. What should I do?
    How can I get a copy of my Form 1099R for my tax return?
    Will my Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) continue after retirement?
    I want to volunteer on base. How can I do that?
    As a Reserve Component Soldier, when can I file for VA Disability Pay?
    I'm a Gray Area Retiree collecting VA disability pay. How does this affect my retired pay when I turn 60?

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