Planning for retirement is an important step toward securing your financial future once your military career comes to end or you leave the civilian workforce. For veterans who served in the National Guard and Reserve forces, you will need a copy of your points statement in order to determine your eligibility for retirement pay and to calculate what that pay will be.
What is a points statement?
Your military points statement is a record of retirement points earned while serving in the Reserves or National Guard. Points are awarded throughout your military career for different types of active duty service (such as mobilizations) and inactive duty service (such as distance learning coursework). As an example, 15 points are awarded each year for simple participation, but additional points may be earned through monthly drills or other activities.
Can I order my points statement from DD214Direct?
Yes. DD214Direct.com offers a number of services to help you locate and retrieve your military records. In addition to tracking down a copy of your DD214, our experienced team can also locate retirement points statements for Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy Reserve members as well as for Army and Air National Guard members. This includes the DA5016 (or Chronological Statement of Retirement Points) for Army Reservists and the CRCR (Career Retirement Credit Report) for Marine Corps Reservists.
When do I need to order my points statement?
You can order your points statement at the same time you order your DD214. Begin with our simple online document request form, which has three steps. Once you complete Step 1 of the online form (Veteran & Requestor Information), you will continue to Step 2 (Military Service Information). At the end of Step 2, after you click the Submit Information button at the bottom, you will see a pop-up box labeled "Points Statement." This will give you the opportunity to add your Points Statement to your military records request, and you can then proceed to Step 3 (E-sign). It's that simple!
Veteran-owned DD214Direct helps you get the documents you need, when you need them.
Our cutting-edge technology platform and keen knowledge of government protocol and procedure allow us to deliver your documents faster than you could get them on your own. First, we digitize both your request and the returned documents, using electronic signatures to avoid extra time with the postal service. We also integrate email and fax throughout our entire process, while many agencies do not.
To further expedite the process, our team ensures your initial request is filled out properly the first time and includes the necessary supporting documentation so that it doesn't bounce back. In addition, we break up multiple requests (DD214, OMPF, etc.) so that each piece is handled separately and one does not delay the other.
Once your request is processed, DD214Direct becomes your personal advocate, working directly with the agency that holds your records (currently there are about 75 independent agencies) and immediately responding to any agency issues on your behalf. In many cases, DD214Direct is able to advance your request to a higher-priority workflow. Finally, we have team members at many locations to drop off and pick up documents.
Much like paying a small fee to have your taxes done by a professional, DD214Direct provides the service and convenience you’ve been hoping for, plus we make it a lot easier. Once we locate your DD214, we can email you a copy immediately—a service not offered by the government. And tracking your request through us is simple, so you never have to worry about long hold times and inconclusive answers.
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