Who needs a DD Form 108?
The US Department of Defense created DD form 108, which is called the Application for Retired Pay Benefits, in order to review eligibility for retirement benefits. The form is to be used by members and former members of the Reserve Components to apply for retired pay at age 60.
What is DD 108 Form for?
Application for Retired Pay Benefits is a tool to enable the eligible member to provide all the necessary information to the US Armed Forces. Their duty is to do the following:
Identify the individual and his/her service record.
Determine eligibility for retired pay under 10 U.S.C. 1331.
Determine effective date that retired pay can and will commence.
Is Application for Retired Pay Benefits accompanied by other forms?
Besides of the completed form DD108, the application for retirement pay package must also include a number of documents and copies of documents. Among them, there are such forms:
DD form 2656 (Data for Payment of Retired Personnel)
NGB Form 23C (Final Retirement Points Statement)
SF 1199A (Direct Deposit)
The complete list of necessary attachments can be checked here: http://www.kansastag.gov/advhtml_upload/files/application%20for%20retired%20pay%20packet(2).pdf
When is Application for Retired Pay Benefits due?
The submission of the fillable form DD 108 does require a certain due date. It can be filled out and filed when deemed necessary.
How do I fill out DD Form 108?
The form DD 108 contain only two pages, the first is the form to be filled out, and the second - is the instruction on how to fill it out properly, so it should be read prior to getting to completing the form.
Where do I send DD Form 108?
The application is to be filed in one copy (or a duplicate for Naval personnel). The completed form must be addressed to the Armed Force in which the applicant is presently (or was last) a member. The addresses of possible destination are indicated in the text of form.