Manage your Military Pay Account with myPay DFAS

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UPDATED:  March 15, 2020 –  myPay DFAS is an online portal, developed by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, to manage information on pay, deductions and benefits for military members, federal civilian employees, and military retirees and annuitants.

How to access your myPay Login

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From the DFAS myPay website, choose to access by either entering your:

  • Login ID and Password or
  • SmartCard Login is available via Common Access Card (Military CAC)
Retired Military, Annuitants, Former Spouses, Civilian Employees & Contractors

Theses individuals may access their account via their myPay Login ID and Password.

Features of myPay.DFAS.mil

Think of DFAS myPay as your accounting services and financial command center.  From here, you have access to all your payment information, including direct deposit, Leave and Earning statements (LES), tax withholdings and deductions and more.

To see a more detailed list of features available, continue reading.

Change your Address Online

One of the most important things you can do is make sure to keep your address on file with the DFAS and va.gov up-to-date.

A number of time sensitive and confidential documents may need to be sent to you via mail instead of electronic delivery and the last thing you want is for them to be sent to the wrong address.

To change your address online…change-of-address
  1. Access your account with your myPay DFAS login
  2. Under the Main Menu, select ‘Correspondence Address’
  3. Update the mailing address information
  4. Click ‘Save’

Timeline:  Online requests to change your address take three to seven business days to go into effect.

To change your address by phone or mail…

If you prefer not to use the myPay DFAS website, you can contact them by phone or mail to update your address. Contact information listed below.

Defense Finance & Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E. 56thSt.
Indianapolis, IN 46249-1200

Phone  800-321-1080
Fax      800-469-6559

Timeline:  Paper form change of address requests can take up to 60 days to be processed.

Change your Direct Deposit information

Compared to the traditional method of filling out form SF1199A and sending in via snail-mail, myPay.DFAS.mil provides quick and easy access to update your electronic funds transfer or EFT information.

To update your banking information…

  1. From your my Pay login
  2. Access the ‘Pay Changes’ menu
  3. Select ‘Direct Deposit’
  4. Enter your new bank routing number and account number.  See below for assistance.
  5. Select account type: Checking or Savings
  6. Click ‘Save’

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As of March 1, 2013, the DFAS requires that all federal payments be made electronically.  Which means that the only way to receive your money is via Direct Deposit into a bank account or through the Direct Express debit card.

Tax Documents – View, Print & Save Copies

The following tax documents are available to view, download or print via the DFAS myPay online portal.

W-2,  available for:  Active Duty, Reserve, Civil Service, NAF Employee, Travel PCS
1099R, available for:  Retiree, Annuitant
1095: Health Insurance Verification form
1099INT:  Savings Deposit Program

One of the biggest advantages of using myPay.DFAS.mil to access your tax statements, is that you will receive them two weeks earlier than traditional mail.  This is great for users who want to get their taxes filed right away and receive their tax refund faster.

LES – Leave and Earnings Statement

View, download or print a copy of your most recent LES.  Both a graphic and text version of your pay statement are available.

Number of LESs available until they have cycled off through normal monthly updates listed below:

  • Active Army, Navy and Air Force – 12 months
  • Reserve Army, Navy and Air Force – 13 months
  • Active & Reserve Marines – 12 months
  • Civil Service – 26 months
  • Non Appropriated Fund Employees (NAF) – 26 months

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RAS – Retiree Account Statement

View, download or print copies of your monthly Retiree Account Statement or Combat-Related Special Compensation Statement.

To begin, enter your DFAS myPay login ID and head over to the Retired Military and Annuitants section.

  • Under the Retiree Account Statements (RAS) section, select either:
    • Monthly Reitree Account Statement (eRAS) to view or print your statement
    • Annual or Changed RAS to view the most recent changes made to your account

Retiree-Account-Statement-eRASNote:  If you have registered your email address with myPay DFAS, you will receive an email notification when your RAS is available to view online.

eRAS, or electronic Retiree Account Statements, have been available on a monthly basis since 2011.

Prior to this, the DFAS issued an updated RAS annually each December or when changes occurred to a retiree’s pay deductions or benefits.

TSP – Thrift Savings Plan contributions

Once you have logged into your DFAS myPay account, select the Thrift Savings Plan section to make any necessary adjustments to your TSP contributions.

From here you can select the contribution percentage for each of the following; basic pay, special pay, incentive pay and bonuses.

It was recently announced that TSP has been working on some improvements to make it easier for individuals to withdraw funds.

Scheduled to be release on September 15, 2019, users will be able to make partial withdrawals from their TSP account, change installment payments anytime.

Mobile App – DFAS Info2Go

DFAS-Info2GoAlthough there is no official mobile app available, many of the features available on mypay.dfas.mil can be accessed with the DFAS Info2Go app.

The app was released in 2013 and is the only DFAS authorized app for iOS and Android devices.

Limited Access Accounts

If you would like to grant access to a spouse or additional agent, you may request a Limited Access Password to your myPay DFAS account.

Formerly known as a Restricted Access PIN, Limited Access Accounts provide a view only account.

From here, users will only be able to view your pay and tax statements and will be unable to make any changes.

New to myPay?  Create an account

I have already received my temporary password in the mail…

  1. Open your browser to: https://mypay.dfas.mil
  2. Under New User, click on “Start Here”
  3. Enter your Social Security Number
  4. Enter your Temporary Password
  5. Click “Submit”

From here, you will be asked to create a myPay Login and permanent password.  Continue through the remaining steps and select “Create Account”

I need to request a temporary password…

  1. Begin by visiting: dfas.mil
  2. Click “Forgot of Need a Password”
  3. Enter your Social Security Number (SSN)
  4. Select “Mail to My Address of Record with Military Retired”
  5. Click “Send me a Password”

You should expect to receive your temporary password within 10 business days.

Refresh to the myPay.DFAS.mil website

The DFAS myPay website recently received a refresh with a new simpler design on both computers and mobile devices.

The navigation menu has been streamlined to make it even easier to access your pay information, view your LES & RAS statements, access important tax documents such as your W-2 and 1099 and more.

The redesigned myPay website was released on May 4, 2019.

Over five million people use myPay to manage their payment accounts online.

With the help of systems like myPay, the DOD and DFAS are able to more effectively manage the financial data and payments for over 6.5 million users.  In the fiscal year of 2018, the DFAS provided the following accounting services:

  • Processed 135.6 million pay transactions
  • Made 6.2 million travel payments
  • Managed $1.08 trillion in Military Retirement and Health Benefits Funds
  • Made $558 billion in disbursements

DFAS Phone Number & Contact Information

If you forgot your password or login, please see Reset Your Password 

1-888-332-7411

Department of Defense
Dept. 3300 ATTN: Customer Care Center
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-3300

NOTE:   We are not affiliated with myPay, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service or any agency of the United States of America Government.  You should NOT contact us with any sensitive information that is of a personal nature. We are merely a resource that provides information.

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