Retiree Account Statements – A Great Tool for Your Retirement Pay Questions

I have been getting tons of emails from retired military folks who have questions about their pay amount or need to access their account statement.  While I am not able to give this information to you, I know where you need to go:  to the Defense Finance and Accounting System (DFAS) MyPay system.  Via the online MyPay system, retirees can have 24 hour access to their monthly Retiree Account Statements (RAS).

On the RAS, retirees may see information about their monthly pay, deductions and benefits.  It also includes information about tax withholding, allotments, garnishments, direct deposit information, and information about Survivor Benefit Plan enrollment.  The RAS is updated each month so that you can see why you received a certain retirement payment amount.

Retirees who already have a MyPay account may log-in to access their RAS.  If you do not yet have a MyPay account, sign up!  MyPay access gives you unlimited access to view and change your pay and benefits information without having to wait for the Customer Care Center to open.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Larry Liingston

    When will the Defense Finance and Acct Service mail out the 2012 DFAS-CL 7220/14B Retiree Acct Statement? In the past I have always received this form in December however this year it is January 3, 2012 and no forms have been received.

    • WELTON DOUGLAS

      LARRY I HAVE THE SAME QUESTION YOU DO, IF I REMEMBER THAT NIS WHAT I NEED TO FILL OUT MY TAXES. WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT MSGT RET, WELTON DOUGLAS

  • Cos

    Why is it so difficult to log into my pay?
    Each time I go to DFAS my pay site or the RAS
    I always get the page cannot be displayed.
    It informs me to turn on the tls’s in the advance
    settings (I did) and if problem continues contact
    site administrator.