Military Resources

Military – Active

Active duty military members whose legal residence or home of record is Illinois are welcome to contact my Illinois offices for assistance. A Privacy Act Release Form signed by the military member is required for all inquiries with the member’s branch of service. The signed form can be returned via mail, or by fax if the inquiry is of an immediate nature.

Military – Retired

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is the agency responsible for administering the finances of the Department of Defense. All problems with retired military pay should be directed to the DFAS Cleveland Center, while the DFAS Denver Center handles questions concerning the Survivor Benefit Plan.

Tricare, the health care plan for active duty and retired military members, maintains a web site with information on its benefits.

Veterans interested in military medals and documents need to fill out form SF-180 along with a Privacy Act Release form.

Relevant Links

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Department of Defense


SF-180 Form