|Issues specifically concerning military pay
are handled by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
(DFAS). While no separate files or comprehensive reports
are maintained on individuals due unclaimed pay and
entitlements, active duty members may claim authorized
payments at any time. There is a six-year statute of
limitations on collecting pay or entitlements once an
individual has separated from the service.
Also, although safekeeping services are no longer offered to the general public, the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force provide storage of U.S. Savings Bonds for up to one year after a member leaves service.
To trace lost military pay or unredeemed U.S. Savings Bonds held in military safekeeping go to: Veteran Benefit Search
|Special Note: Former members of the armed forces and their heirs may also be entitled to Adjusted Service Bonds (ASB) which were issued in registered form to World War I veterans, and Armed Forces Leave Bonds (AFLB), issued in registered form to World War II veterans as compensation for accumulated but unused leave.|
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