DD Form 108 Application for Retired Pay Benefits

What Is DD Form 108?

DD Form 108, Application for Retired Pay Benefits is a document used by members and ex-members of the Reserve Components to apply for retired pay at the age of 60. The data provided in the application is reviewed to determine eligibility.

The DD Form 108 - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 108 - was last revised by the Department of Defense (DoD) in July 2002. A printable form DD 108 is available for download and digital filing below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.

A list of Armed Forces Headquarters addresses is provided below. The application must be forwarded to the branch of the Armed Forces in which the applicant retired from.

  • Army: Commander United States Army Reserve Personnel Center 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200;
  • Navy: Commanding Officer Naval Reserve Personnel Center (Code N221) 4400 Dauphine St. New Orleans, LA 70149-7800;
  • Air Force: the United States Air Force Military Personnel Center (AFPMPR) Building 499C Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78148-9997;
  • Marine Corps: Commandant United States Marine Corps (Code MMSR-5) Washington, DC 20380-0001;
  • Coast Guard: Commandant United States Coast Guard (SP-4) Washington, DC 20593-0001.
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How to Fill out DD Form 108?

The DD 108 Form must be hand-printed or typewritten. The completed, signed, dated and witnessed documents should be submitted no less than 90 days before the applicant's 60 th birthday.

  1. Indicate the appropriate address from the list provided above in Section 1. Section 2 requires your date of birth in the year/month/day format. In Box 3, enter your birthday at age 60 or Retirement Pay Eligibility Date (RPED) if you have one.
  2. Indicate your highest Armed Forces paygrade held in rank/E-grade format in Box 4 and name in Box 5. Box 6b requires a SSN and Box 6a should be left blank.
  3. Provide a mailing address in Box 7a. That can be either a home address or a P.O. Box number.
  4. Enter a home or cell phone number in Box 7b. Provide the designation of your present organization in Box 8.
  5. In case you attach an AHRC Form 249-2-E to the application, you do not have to fill in Box 9 through 17. Just sign the document and enter the date of signing in Box 19.

Detailed step-by-step DD Form 108 instructions can also be found on the second page of the form.

Filling out the DD Form 108 for Navy Reserves requires following the same steps described above. The retiree must enter the correct service (serial) number in Box 6a and enter the appropriate Armed Force and component in Box 9 for periods of service covered in Box 11.

The form must be submitted in duplicate for Naval personnel.

Retired Pay Application Checklist

Several more forms are required to be submitted along with the Application for Retired Pay. All of them must be provided along with the retirement package retirees are given when leaving the Armed Forces. The package should include:

See back for Instructions and
APPLICATION FOR RETIRED PAY BENEFITS
Privacy Act Statement.
1. TO
2. DATE OF BIRTH
3. DATE RETIRED PAY TO
(YYYYMMDD)
BEGIN
(YYYYMMDD)
4. HIGHEST MILITARY PAYGRADE HELD
5. APPLICANT NAME
6a. SERVICE NUMBER
b. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
(If applicable)
7a. PRESENT HOME ADDRESS
8. PRESENT ASSIGNMENT
(Street, Apt No., City, State, ZIP Code)
(
)
b. HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER
SERVICE BEFORE 1 JULY 1949
11. APPROXIMATE DATES OF SERVICE
12. ACTIVE DUTY
9.
10.
ARMED FORCE
GRADE OR
a. FROM
b. TO
a. FROM
b. TO
AND COMPONENT
RATING
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
SERVICE AFTER 30 JUNE 1949
13. RETIREMENT YEAR
16. ACTIVE DUTY
14.
15.
17.
ARMED FORCE
GRADE OR
a. FROM
b. TO
a. FROM
b. TO
RETIREMENT
AND COMPONENT
RATING
POINTS EARNED
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
18. SIGNATURE
19. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 108, JUL 2002
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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See back for Instructions and
APPLICATION FOR RETIRED PAY BENEFITS
Privacy Act Statement.
1. TO
2. DATE OF BIRTH
3. DATE RETIRED PAY TO
(YYYYMMDD)
BEGIN
(YYYYMMDD)
4. HIGHEST MILITARY PAYGRADE HELD
5. APPLICANT NAME
6a. SERVICE NUMBER
b. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
(If applicable)
7a. PRESENT HOME ADDRESS
8. PRESENT ASSIGNMENT
(Street, Apt No., City, State, ZIP Code)
(
)
b. HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER
SERVICE BEFORE 1 JULY 1949
11. APPROXIMATE DATES OF SERVICE
12. ACTIVE DUTY
9.
10.
ARMED FORCE
GRADE OR
a. FROM
b. TO
a. FROM
b. TO
AND COMPONENT
RATING
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
SERVICE AFTER 30 JUNE 1949
13. RETIREMENT YEAR
16. ACTIVE DUTY
14.
15.
17.
ARMED FORCE
GRADE OR
a. FROM
b. TO
a. FROM
b. TO
RETIREMENT
AND COMPONENT
RATING
POINTS EARNED
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
18. SIGNATURE
19. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 1331; EO 9397, November 1943 (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): Used by members and former members of the Reserve Components to apply for retired pay at age
60. Application is reviewed to determine eligibility.
ROUTINE USE(S): Information provided by the member is used to:
a. Identify the individual and his/her service record.
b. Determine eligibility for retired pay under 10 U.S.C. 1331.
c. Determine effective date that retired pay can and will commence.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, unless this form is completed, the individual will not receive retired pay.
INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL. This form is to be submitted in one copy
ITEM 8. Enter the complete designation of your present
(duplicate for Naval personnel). Entries must be
organization. If you are presently a member of a National
typewritten or hand printed. Brief instructions for making
Guard organization, give name of state. If not a member of
entries are provided below in numerical order. Submission
a reserve organization, enter "none."
of official statements of service is not required. If all
information required is not readily available, prepare form
NOTE: Primary purpose of Items 9 through 17 is to enable
to the best of your ability.
reviewing authority to verify service which may not be of
NOTE: Primary purpose of Items 9 through 17 is to enable
record.
reviewing authority to verify service which may not be of
record.
ITEM 9. Enter the Armed Force and component for periods
of service covered in Item 11. Example: "Army, USAR",
ITEM 1. Addresses of Headquarters of Armed Forces for
"Navy, USNR." All enlisted service will include organization
purpose of forwarding application for retired pay are listed
to which you were assigned. For National Guard service,
below. Application will be addressed to the Armed Force
include name of state.
in which you are presently (or were last) a member.
ITEM 10. Enter the highest grade or rating held during each
ARMY: Commander
period of service shown in Item 11.
United States Army Reserve Personnel Center
9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200
ITEM 11. Enter approximate dates of each individual period
of service. Example: 2 May 1936 to 1 May 1939; 20 Oct
NAVY: Commanding Officer
1942 to 15 Nov 1946.
Naval Reserve Personnel Center (Code N221)
4400 Dauphine St.
ITEM 12. Enter inclusive dates of all periods of active duty
New Orleans, LA 70149-7800
performed during each individual period of service indicated
in Item 11.
AIR FORCE: United States Air Force Military Personnel
Center (AFPMPR)
ITEM 13. Enter inclusive dates of each individual year of
Building 499C
service performed after 30 June 1949. Example: If you
Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78148-9997
were a member of a reserve component on 1 July 1949,
your retirement year will be from 1 July 1949 to 30 June
MARINE CORPS: Commandant
1950, your second year will be 1 July 1950 to 30 June
United States Marine Corps
1951, etc. If you were not a reservist on 1 July 1949 or
(Code MMSR-5)
have had a break in service since that time, your retirement
Washington, DC 20380-0001
year will begin on the date of acquiring an active status in a
reserve component and end one year later. Example: 15
COAST GUARD: Commandant
Sep 1956 to 14 Sep 1957.
United States Coast Guard (SP-4)
Washington, DC 20593-0001
ITEM 14. Enter the Armed Force and component in which
you served during each year as shown in Item 13. All
enlisted service will also include the organization to which
ITEM 2. Enter correct date of birth
you were assigned during the year specified, and, in the
(proof of date of birth
case of National Guard service, name of state.
may be required before final action is taken on application.)
ITEM 3. Enter date you desire retired pay to begin
ITEM 15. Enter highest grade or rating held during each year
(cannot
of service shown in Item 13.
be before age 60).
ITEM 4. Enter highest grade or rating held in Armed
ITEM 16. Enter inclusive dates of all periods of active duty,
Forces.
including active duty for training, performed during the year
or years indicated in item 13.
ITEM 5. Enter your name in the order indicated.
ITEM 17. Enter the total retirement points earned for each
ITEM 6a. Enter service (serial) number. If you have been a
period shown in Item 13. This total to include points earned
member of more than one Armed Force, enter the service
through drills, correspondence courses, active duty,
number of each, i.e. "2 532 430 ARMY" and "603-1-91
membership, etc.
NAVY."
ITEM 18. Place your signature in this space. Signature
ITEM 6b. Enter your Social Security Number.
appearing therein must coincide with the name shown in
Item 4.
ITEM 7. Enter your present home address and telephone
number.
ITEM 19. Insert date application is prepared.
DD FORM 108 (BACK), JUL 2002

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