I retired January 30th with 40% DoD and 80% proposed from the VA. The VA finally approved my ratings and sent the notification out yesterday. However I am a little confused. In speaking with the VA today they said my ‘pay’ (unsure if they mean backpay or monthly pay) would be held possibly for months so they could deconflict with DFAS regarding my retirement. The guy couldn’t give me any more information and I get that because I was retired the VA and DFAS are going to need to communicate but does this mean no back pay until that’s done or no pay at all? Furthermore should I expect backpay or does that not happen because of my retirement? I got nothing in February and a retirement check first of March. This is all just very confusing.