Direct deposit now available for retirees in Germany

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military retirees and annuitants living in Germany can now have their monthly payments sent directly to their local banks through the Defense Finance and Accounting Services’ International Direct Deposit program.

The first phase of the program, which includes more than 8,600 retirees and annuitants in Germany, begins Monday when enrollment packages are mailed to retirees and annuitants living in Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

International Direct Deposit will electronically deposit funds into an individual’s bank account on the day they are paid. Enrollees will avoid delays caused by regular mail service as well as those experienced by misrouted or stolen checks.

Each enrollment package includes the necessary instructions, form and return envelope to begin requests for IDD service. DFAS Retired and Annuitant Pay Service officials urge each enrollee to make sure the form is accurately completed and signed.

Incomplete or wrong bank account numbers, names or addresses will require sending the form back and delaying the process.

While the first phase of the program consists of only five countries, DFAS officials plan to add more than 35 nations to the list soon.

More information on DFAS’ International Direct Deposit program, as well as plans for future expansion can be found on the Internet at
(Courtesy of DFAS)