The new 2022 Department of Veterans Affairs disability rates are available online. To access the new rate tables, visit https://www.va.gov/disability/compensation-rates/veteran-rates/, or to see about adding dependents to your VA disability, visit https://www.va.gov/view-change-dependents/.
Most military retirees will receive a 5.9 percent increase to their retired pay beginning with the pay they receive on Jan. 1, which is the largest such increase since 1982. Likewise, survivors of members who died on active or inactive duty, or survivors of military retirees who participated in the Survivor Benefit Plan will, in most cases, see a 5.9 percent increase to their annuities beginning in January. Those military retirees who retired during calendar 2021, and all military retirees who retired under the REDUX retirement system may receive a slightly different annual cost of living adjustment. The complete list of updates to military retired and retainer pay, and survivor annuities, allowances, and premiums can be found at https://militarypay.defense.gov/Pay/Retirement/Cola.aspx.
Uniformed Services ID cards for retirees and their family members that expired between Jan. 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 will remain valid through Jan. 21, 2022. USID cards that expired before Jan. 1, 2020 or after July 31, 2021 have not been extended and will not be accepted. For a listing of all ID card issuing sites and appointment or walk-in information, visit https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/.
Air Force Retiree Services cannot assist Guard and Reserve members who are not yet receiving retirement pay, or retired Civil Service personnel. Guard and Reserve Airmen awaiting retirement pay should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 and select Option 3 or 4 to be connected with the Air Reserve Personnel Center, or visit https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/retirement/. Retired Civil Service personnel can visit https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov/.
Air Force Retiree Services
550 C Street W
JBSA-Randolph TX 78150
Toll free: 800-525-0102 (Total Force Service Center)