Ready to apply for your retirement? The following items MUST be included in a Retired Pay Application:
(Please note: This is only applicable to Michigan National Guard retirees! If you served elsewhere, please contact 1-800-MICH-VET)
1. Retired Pay Application – DD Form 2656 and DD Form 108 – Must use current form or it will be rejected by HRC & DFAS.
2. Separation Orders transferring service member to the Retired Reserve.
3. Notice of Eligibility (NOE) – 20-year letter or 15-year letter if issued.
4. Retirement Point Statement – NGB Form 23B.
5. Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan election – DD Form 1883, 2656-5, or 2656-6. This must be submitted within 90 days of receipt of NOE. If not, a default election will be made for you based on dependent information on record at the time.
6. Banking information for Direct Deposit – you will need the name of the institution, their mailing address, routing number and account number.
7. Beneficiary information – you will need to provide name, address, and date of birth for anyone you wish to include as a beneficiary for Final Pay or as part of a Survivor Benefit Plan.
The Michigan National Guard Retirement Services Office can assist currently serving members as well as our retirees! Contact us for any of your Retirement Needs!
Best method: firstname.lastname@example.org or NGMIRSO@mail.mil
We can also help with obtaining service records.
Retired Army National Guard members can request their records by filling out a Michigan Records Request and faxing it to 517-481-8363. You can also send the records request to the address below. If you have any questions about requesting records you can contact the Army National Guard at 517-481-8303.
3411 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906
Retired Air National Guard members can request their records by calling 517-481-8276.
Military Veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. This may be particularly helpful when a Veteran needs a copy of their DD-214 for employment purposes.
Veterans Records Online
Military Awards & Decorations Request