Who needs a DD-2656 form?
A retiring soldier must fill out the form to receive payments stipulated by the pension legislation.
What is the DD-2656 form for?
The DD-2656 (also known as Payment of Retired Personnel Form) is the most important document that you will fill out in preparation for retirement. Form DD-2656 is used by the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain information needed to open a retired payment account. By completing this form, you have to make a decision about 1) how exactly you would like to get your fee; 2) who will receive the money owed you, in the event of your death; 3) Federal and State Withholding Tax Information; 4) Survivor Benefit Coverage. Once you submit this form, your Branch of Service will send it and all other documents to DFAS Retired and Annuitant Pay.
Is the DD-2656 form accompanied by other forms?
Submission of the DD-2656 form is preceded by preparation of the following documents: 1) Retirement Orders; 2) Separation Data; 3) Statement of Service; 4) High Average Base Amount.You must be familiar with the information these documents contain. This information and the information from the DD-2656 form will be the basis for the retirement conditions.
When is the DD-2656 form due?
You must prepare and submit all the necessary documents not later than six months before the date of your intended retirement.
How do I fill out the DD-2656 form?
The form includes twelve sections to complete. Usually, trained staff from the Personnel Support Detachment office helps to fill out this form. In any case, you will need to provide accurate information about yourself, your marital status, tax status, fund transfer information. The document must be signed by the applicant. If necessary, it should also be signed by the applicant's spouse, and their signature should be confirmed by a notary.
Where do I send the DD-2656 form?
All documents must be submitted to the office, which deals with registration of soldier’s retirement. It is assumed that the address of the office is known to the applicant.