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Life-Changing Events

November 27, 2019

Did you know that if you don’t update your retired pay account in a timely manner, it could adversely impact your loved ones?

Many issues can arise if DFAS is not notified of life-changing events, especially for your Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). 

Informing DFAS about life-changing events in a timely manner is one way to make sure your dependents are taken care of with the Survivor Benefit Plan. Promptly notifying DFAS ensures the correct premiums are billed and your loved ones will not face challenges in receiving their SBP annuity payments.

Below are examples of common life events and how deadlines impact your SBP coverage:

At retirement, you’re single with no children.  After retirement, you marry or have a child.  Notify us within ONE YEAR by sending us a DD Form 2656-6 and a copy of the marriage or birth certificate if you want SBP coverage. 

You divorce and elect former spouse coverage.  Your former spouse passes away and you later re-marry.  Notify us within ONE YEAR of your re-marriage by sending us a DD Form 2656-6 and a copy of your new marriage certificate if you want SBP coverage for your new spouse.

Find out more about changing SBP coverage 

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