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Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

CRSC may entitle you to additional funds which are designed to compensate you for the reduction of your military retired pay due to the receipt of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation (also known as the VA waiver's).

Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Cost of Living Allowance

The following Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are effective Dec. 1, 2008, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through September 2008. The term "retired pay" includes retainer pay and the term "members" includes former members.

Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Applying for Retirement

Applying for Social Security Benefits

Apply for or restart your retirement or spouse's benefits, apply or restart your disability benefits, or check the status of your application.

Source: Social Security Online

Beneficiary Card/Form

Use the guidelines within this section to find out if Form (SF 1174) is for you.

Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers. Based on your answers to questions, this tool will list benefits for which you might be eligible and tell you more information about how to qualify and apply.

Source: Social Security Administration

Common Social Security Forms

Find your form by browsing categories and instructions

Source: Social Security Online

Social Security Application Status Info

Enter your social security number and confirmation number to receive your application status information.

Source: Social Security Online

Social Security Online Functions

Find out if you qualify for benefits, apply for benefits, choose password, and more

Source: Social Security Online

Direct Deposit

Retirement Pay - International Direct Deposit

U.S. military retirees and annuitants receiving pay and living in eligible locations overseas can have their monthly payments sent directly to their local banks through the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) International Direct Deposit Program.

Source: Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Social Security - Go Direct Program

This site provides information and links to SSA sites for Direct Deposit of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and other federal benefits.

Source: Go Direct.gov

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