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Navy Shifts to Online Retirement Requests

The U.S. Navy is transitioning to an online retirement request process. This includes requests to transfer to the fleet Reserve and separations. Retirement and separations (R&S) will be implemented incrementally through the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) beginning in June 2016 and continuing throughout the summer and fall. Sai... more

TRICARE Retiree Dental Overview

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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

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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

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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

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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

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