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Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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(785) 339-2200

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Retiree & Annuitant Services (RAS) Branch

Retirees/Annuitants:

Please submit all customer inquiries via e-mail to PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. This is the recommended action because phone calls (including voicemail messages) are manually entered into the PPC ticket tracking system which may cause delays in service. If e-mail is not available to you, please feel free to call (866) 772-8724 or (785) 339-2200; telephone support is provided 0730 to 1600 (Central Time), Monday through Friday. PPC is closed on Federal holidays.

If you are reporting the death of a USCG, NOAA or USPHS Retiree or Annuitant, please call us on one of the phone lines above.

Be sure to visit our branch news page for retiree-related news updates.

Announcements:

Former Spouse – Annual Certification No Longer Required

Coast Guard adopts DoD form for retired pay accounts

TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)-VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Off-Set Phase Out

End of Year Tax Forms for Retirees and Annuitants

System Outage

Direct Access Maintenance Scheduled

Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 9:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, May 27, 2021 until 1:00 AM (Central Time), Friday, May 28, 2021. The system will be offline for routine server maintenance.

PPC Call Center Live Phone Contact Update

In observance of the Juneteenth Federal holiday, our offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, including the Pay & Personnel Center’s Call Center. All PPC applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled

All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!

PPC (RAS) Functions:

RAS Branch Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the PPC Operations Division, the Chief, PPC Retiree and Annuitant Services Branch shall:

  1. Provide personnel and pay support and services to USCG, USCGR, PHS, and NOAA retirees and annuitants.
  2. Provide pay support to former spouses covered under the Former Spouse Protection Act (FSPA).
  3. Provide determinations of ID card eligibility for former spouse initial determinations, incapacitated children, parents and parents-in-law.
  4. Provide complete paperwork and manage all Coast Guard Reserve personnel accounts once they've entered the RET-1 (Retired, With Pay at Age 60) status and RET-2 (Retired, Awaiting Pay at Age 60) status.
  5. Execute alimony, child support, bankruptcy, and IRS tax levy garnishments.
  6. Provide accounting reports to Coast Guard Headquarters, Finance Center, the Financial Accounting and Review branch, and other internal stakeholders.
  7. Provide reports to outside stakeholders, i.e. Internal Revenue Service, Census Bureau, as requested.
  8. Provide complete paperwork and manage all Coast Guard Reserve personnel accounts once entered as complete. 

PPC (RAS) Branch News

March 29, 2018

Active Duty? Enroll to Continue TRICARE Coverage After Retirement

Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.

Feb. 2, 2018

New Features of the TRICARE Website

The TRICARE website is your first stop when you have questions about your benefit. At the start of the New Year, we introduced some redesigned features on the TRICARE website that make it easier for you to take command of your health. Beyond the new look and feel of the website, new features and tools will now help you find what you're looking for quicker.

Jan. 10, 2018

Resources to Help You Understand Your TRICARE Benefit

Do you have questions about your TRICARE medical and dental benefit? The TRICARE publications webpage can help you find the answers.

June 9, 2017

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP Blended Retirement System (BRS) Resources Available

Two new sources of information—a fact sheet and a video—about the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) are now available.

June 9, 2017

Blended Retirement System (BRS) Comparison Calculator is Available

The official comparison calculator is available at http://militarypay.defense.gov/calculators/BRS/ and should be the only calculator used by service members as other tools may not have received adequate vetting.

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Retirement Seminars

Seminar MaterialsUpdated

Seminar Schedule

​All members are required to take pre-separation counseling on the Learning Management System (LMS) or a transition seminar. Members are authorized to begin their transition one year out from separation or two years out from retiring. Contact your local transition manager or visit the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) website at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/CG1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Transition-Assistance-Program/.

More information on seminars in your area can be obtained by contacting the Transition/Relocation Manager at your Regional Work-Life Office.

Retiree\Veterans Events Schedule

The Retiree\Veterans Events Schedule includes a worldwide listing of retiree appreciation days (RAD), seminars, town hall meetings, stand downs, clinics, resource\career fairs and other military retiree\veterans related events. The schedule is updated on an almost daily basis to include advertised retiree\veterans events that are obtained from .GOV, .MIL, veterans service organizations' websites and input from interested personnel.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. Although the U.S. Coast Guard may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Homeland Security information, it does not exercise editorial control over all of the information that you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this website.

Retirement Forms and Worksheets

PLEASE NOTE: Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait."  Follow these instructions for opening the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms.

Necessary forms are listed in the Retirement PackagePDF and can be accessed online. Please complete the forms and worksheets legibly. We strongly recommend you fill them out online using the Adobe Acrobat program on the Coast Guard, PHS, or NOAA Standard Workstation. Completion of the Data for Payment of Retired Personnel Form (DD-2656)PDF is mandatory to establish your account so you can be paid on time. The completed DD-2656pdf must be scanned and attached to a PPC Help Ticket to PPC (RAS) at least 90 days prior to your date of retirement.

PLEASE NOTE: Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait."  Follow these instructions for opening the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms.

PPC (RAS) is now accepting:

Forms can be found at: www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/pd/forms.

Coast Guard, PHS, and NOAA personnel with questions on completing the DD-2656 should contact PPC (RAS) via email to PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.milCoast Guard, PHS, and NOAA personnel must not contact the Defense Finance Account Service (DFAS) for assistance or submit completed DD-2656 forms to DFAS. PPC (RAS) establishes and maintains retired pay accounts for Coast Guard, PHS, and NOAA personnel; DFAS provides retired pay support to members of DoD components. 

Military Retiree Paydays

2021 Military Retiree Paydays

Month Pay Date
January  01 February 
February  01 March
March  01 April
April  30 April
May  01 June
June  01 July
July  30 July
August  01 September
September  01 October
October  01 November
November  01 December
December 31 December

Note: Retiree paydays are always on the first day of the month. If the first day of the month falls on a weekend, the pay date will move to the last business day of the payroll month.

Availability of Funds

The Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) Kansas City Provides Payment, Collections and Financial Reporting services to the U. S. Coast Guard. FMS has recently undertaken a number of modernization efforts. One of these efforts is called Payment Application Modernization (PAM) which will help FMS process agency payment requests in a more efficient and cost effective manner.

In accordance with NACHA Operating Rules, consumer payments (i.e., Federal salary and travel payments, benefit payments) must be made available for withdrawal no later than the opening of business on the settlement date (provided the entries are made available to the Receiving Depositary Financial Institution (RDFI) by its ACH operator no later than 5:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the settlement date). Corporate payments (i.e., vendor payments, non-benefit payments) must be made available for withdrawal on the settlement date.