Retired from Military

TRICARE Retiree Dental Overview

VA dental insurance smile.

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) was authorized by Congress to provide a basic dental program for Uniformed Services retirees and their family members. Further legislation has allowed the program to be enhanced to include more comprehensive coverage. Under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Services division of D... more

Retired Pay Centers

On the phone. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Piper/Army

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) operates the Defense Retiree and Annuitant Pay System (DRAS). The DRAS replaced the former systems performing military and annuitant pay processing through the Department of Defense. The system is a standard combined system. It uses advanced data processing techniques and telecommunications capab... more

Military Retirement Paychecks

dollar bill close up

All military retirees are required to have their retirement paychecks sent by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to a financial institution. Retirement Paychecks are always electronically deposited on the first business day of the month. In addition, International Direct Deposit (IDD) is available to U.S. military retirees and annuitants living in... more

Hearing Aids for Military Retirees

Proud VFW Member

The DoD sponsored Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP) is designed to help retirees purchase hearing aids through the Audiology Clinic at a special government negotiated cost. The hearing aids available through this program are the same state-of-the art technologies available to active duty service members. The program is open to all mil... more

Guard, Reserve Soldiers and Reduced-Age Retirement

Soldiers train Afghan police.

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2008 reduced the retirement age for Reserve Component and National Guard Soldiers from 60 to a lesser age, but not below age 50, for those who have served on Active Duty in an eligible status on or after January 29, 2008. For qualifying service on or after  January 29, 2008, each day on that Active D... more

© 2016 Military Advantage