Navy Retired/Retainer Pay Data Form
Commands must make sure preretirement
counseling is given to a prospective retiree at least 45
days before the members prospective retirement date.
During this counseling period, the member should
complete a Navy Retired/Retainer Pay Data Form,
NAVCOMPT 2272. This form is used to make the
designation of beneficiaries for unpaid retired pay,
establish rates for federal and state withholding taxes,
certify dependents, and elect the level of Survivor
Benefit Plan (SBP) participation.
The original NAVCOMPT 2272 will be forwarded
to the disbursing office along with any correspondence
from the member relating to the SBP. The disbursing
office will mail the NAVCOMPT 2272 to DFASCL
no later than 30 days before the effective date of the
members retirement or release from active duty.
Fleet Reserve Transfer Authorization
The Fleet Reserve Transfer Authorization,
NAVPERS 1830/2, is a BUPERS form authorizing the
members transfer to the Fleet Reserve. It includes a
statement of service. The CO endorses this form and
forwards it to disbursing. As part of the final
processing, the DO endorses the form stating that the
account has been processed and payment has been
made. The original is filed in the members PFR, copy
2 goes to the DOs retained files, and the remaining
copies are returned to the personnel division.
When a member is retiring or transferring to the
Fleet Reserve, the disbursing office must know how to
handle the members allotments. Certain allotments,
such as Class C, E, and U allotments, must be
discontinued. Other allotments, such as one that was
administratively started because of garnishment, must
Still others may be deducted from the
members retainer checks upon request by the member.
Because of this, a member who is retiring or
transferring to the Fleet Reserve must be interviewed to
determine which (if any) allotments will be continued.
This interview should take place in time for the member
to establish any new allotments he or she desires before
DISPOSITION OF RETIRED/RETAINER
In conjunction with the allotment counseling, the
member must also be counseled regarding the options
available for the disposition of his or her retired/retainer
checks. The preferred method is by electronic funds
transfer (EFT) to a bank, credit union, or other financial
Often, the member will want to use the same
financial institution and account number he or she used
for direct deposit while on active duty. In this case, the
documents filed in the members PFR that were used to
establish the direct deposit should be forwarded with
the NAVCOMPT 2272.
A member may desire a different financial
institution or account number or may not have had
direct deposit while on active duty. In such cases, any
of the same source documents used for direct deposit
may be used to establish the EFT to the members
If the EFT has not been established by the time the
member retires, the checks will be mailed to the address
on the NAVCOMPT 2272. Members who do not desire
to use EFT may have their checks mailed monthly to
the address of their choice.
The documents associated with a members
retirement or transfer to the Fleet Reserve are basically
distributed in the same way as the documents associated
with a separation or discharge. However, in the case of
a retirement or transfer to the Fleet Reserve, the
following additional requirements apply:
A copy of the detaching endorsement is forwarded
to DFASCL, Retired Pay Department (Code JRE)
All PFRs are forwarded within 3 working days with
a copy of the detaching endorsement and the original
NAVPERS 1830/2 filed inside.
For a service member who dies, a death gratuity in
the amount of $6,000 will be paid to the eligible
beneficiaries. The death gratuity is paid regardless of
whether the members death occurred in the line of duty
or was the result of the members misconduct.