Use documents in the individual's possession to verify the nature of these payments.
The award letter will state that the payments are made under section 657 of the National
Defense Authorization Act. The award letter will be signed by Carl Witfchonke, Chairman
of the Vietnamese Compensation Commission.
If such documents are not available, contact the appropriate Military Finance Center.
Send the request via an SSA-562-U3 to the parallel FO. Include the following information
on the SSA-562-U3:
the individual's given name, middle initial, and surname;
the individual's service identification number (if available);
the survivor's (s') name (s); and
the survivor's (s') SSN(s).
Specify that you need to know whether the individual received a payment under section
657 of the National Defense Authorization Act, the amount of the payment, and the
A listing of the mailing address for each Military Finance Center is located in SI 00830.240C.2.