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How To Change Your Address With DFAS

We get a lot of questions about how to change the address that is on file with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).  It is important that you keep your address up-to-date.  It will make things a lot easier if you need to get a replacement document, or make any other changes to your account.  

Change Your Address With myPay

myPay is the Defense Accounting & Finance (DFAS) website where active duty, guard, retirees, and dependents (except Coast Guard who use the service's Pay and Personnel Center [PPC] website) can update their address as well as do almost anything pay related.

Check out what you can do with myPay.

To change your address, go to the the myPay website and: 

1. After logging in, find the Correspondence Address link on the Main Menu 2. Enter the correct address 3. Save your changes and close the screen or use the link at the top of the page in the gray bar to return to the main menu 4. Your account will be updated in three to seven business days

Changing Your Address Over the Phone or By Mail

Active duty and guard/reserve members should use myPay or contact their personnel office to take care of any address changes. Remember, there may be other things to change such as DEERS, Tricare, etc. when you have an address change on active duty.

For retirees and survivors, you can call DFAS at 800-321-1080 or PPC at 866-772-8724 or use postal mail to contact them at:

Change of Address for DOD Retirees
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E. 56 St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46249-1200
Phone: 800-321-1080
Fax: 800-469-6559
Change of Address for Coast Guard Retirees
Commanding Officer (RAS)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Phone: 866-772-8724
Change of Address for DOD SBP Recipients
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E. 56 St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46249-1300
Fax: 800-982-8459

Paper forms can take up to 60 days to be processed.

Keeping your physical address up-to-date will help make any future transactions go more smoothly.  If your address is out-of-date, change it today.

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