DA Form 3508 Application for Remission or Cancellation of Indebtedness

What Is DA Form 3508?

DA Form 3508, Application for Remission or Cancellation of Indebtedness is a form used for evaluating whether a service member’s debt to the United States is eligible for remission and cancellation.

The Department of the Army released the latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 3508 - in June 2016. An up-to-date DA Form 3508 fillable version is available for download and filing below or can be found via the Army Publishing Directorate website.

A wide range of debts may be considered for remission and cancellation. A hardship or injustice may serve as the basis for filing the application for remission.

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APPLICATION FOR REMISSION OR CANCELLATION OF INDEBTEDNESS
of items identifying each item by number.
For use of this form, see AR 600-4; the proponent agency is DCS, G-1.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
10 USC Section 4837 and 32 USC Section 710.
AUTHORITY:
To evaluate an application from a military member for remission and cancellation of debt to the United States.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
ROUTINE USES:
Information provided in this form, and other supporting documentation (including message applications), serves to substantiate your request, and will be used as a basis to
support recommendation for approval or disapproval. This documentation will be maintained as part of your Personal Financial record.
Voluntary. However, failure to supply all pertinent information may result in the request being returned without action.
DISCLOSURE:
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer each question. (Questions that are not applicable, state NA.)
SECTION 1
(Complete address and telephone number of unit Cdr.)
1. TO:
2. FROM:
3. SERVICE DATA
(Include DSN (Not applicable for out of service Soldiers)).
a. NAME
(Last, first, MI)
a. ETS
MRD
Date of Separation
b. RANK
c. PAY GRADE
(YYYYMMDD)
b. BASD
c. PEBD
d. SSN
d. PMOS
DMOS
e. E-MAIL ADDRESS
BASIC BRANCH
CNTL BRANCH
4. PRESENT ORGANIZATION, STATION ADDRESS, DSN
5a. STATION/UNIT WHERE DEBT INCURRED
(INCLUDE THE STATE)
6. INTEND TO
(Enlisted Soldiers only)
AND COMMERCIAL NUMBER
(INCLUDING AREA CODE)
a. REENLIST
YES
NO
OR CURRENT HOME ADDRESS/TELEPHONE NUMBER
b. EXTEND
YES
NO
a.
b. DATE DEBT INCURRED
(YYYYMMDD)
c. UNDECIDED
YES
NO
c. DSSN/ADSN AT TIME OF DEBT INCURRED
b. DSN
7. MARITAL STATUS
MARRIED
NEVER MARRIED
WIDOWED
DIVORCED
LEGALLY SEPARATED
SEPARATED
8. NAME OF SPOUSE
9. DOES SPOUSE RESIDE WITH SOLDIER? 10. IS SPOUSE IN MILITARY?
(Last, first, MI, maiden)
11. WAS SPOUSE IN MILITARY?
(If no, explain)
YES
NO
YES
(If yes, list spouse's SSN, BASD, ETS/MRD)
(If yes, list spouse's SSN, BASD, ETS/
YES
Date of Separation)
a. SSN
b. BASD
a. SSN
b. BASD
c. ETS/MRD/DATE OF SEPARATION
c. ETS/DATE OF SEPARATION
NO
NO
12. NAME OF FAMILY MEMBERS
DATE OF BIRTH
RESIDE WITH SOLDIER
RELATIONSHIP
(Other than spouse)
(YYYYMMDD)
(If no, explain in item 48)
YES
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
13. INITIAL AMOUNT AND CATEGORY OF INDEBTEDNESS
14. DATE APPLICANT NOTIFIED OF INDEBTEDNESS 15. APPLICATION BASED ON
(i.e., BAQ; BAS; FSA; COLA;SHA; HHG; EB; RRB; Report of Survey, etc.)
(YYYYMMDD)
AMOUNT
CATEGORY
HARDSHIP
INJUSTICE
BOTH
AMOUNT
CATEGORY
AMOUNT
CATEGORY
COMPLETION OF SECTION II, III, IV, V, AND VI NOT REQUIRED IF APPLICATION IS BASED
ON INJUSTICE ONLY. TURN TO SECTION VII
TOTAL
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
DA FORM 3508, JUN 2016
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How to Fill Out DA Form 3508?

The form is maintained as a part of Personal Financial Report. An overview of the form and filing guidelines can be found in the Army Regulation 600–4, Remission or Cancellation of Indebtedness, released in July 2016. DA Form 3508 instructions are as follows:

  1. Section I requires basic information about the applicant. This includes their name, rank, SSN and e-mail address along with information about their service (expiration term of service, date of separation, basic branch), their current home or organization address and the location where the debt was incurred. 
  2. Applicants must specify their marital status and their spouse's personal information, list all family members and their personal information as well.  The form must also include the initial amount and category of indebtedness and the basis for applying . The DA 3508 Form is valid under any chosen option.
  3. Section II requires specifying the amount of income the applicant has, and - if they are married - their spouse’s income from any sources.
  4. Section III is for listing all expenses and their total amount.
  5. Section IV is for listing installment contracts and other debts. It requires the name and the address of the creditor, the purpose of debt, the current allotments, any unpaid balance and the amount due monthly.
  6. Section V is reserved for additional data. This includes details on the date of bankruptcy, any received enlistment and reenlistment bonuses, information on saved cash, any savings or other bonds, expensive purchases and aby real estate or vehicles in possession.
  7. Section VI summarizes the money flow of the applicant.
  8. Any additional information may be entered in Section VII, reserved for remarks. The DA Form 3508 also allows using an additional blank sheet for continuation if the space provided on the main form is not enough.
  9. Section VII, Verification, requires the signature of the applicant and spouse with a date of signing the form. This section must also contain the verification form an immediate commander along with their name, the date of signing and signature.
  10. Section IX is used only by the Financial Assistance Office (FAO) or United States Property & Fiscal Office (USPFO).

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